Item #CL191-112 Edward Steichen. Yousuf Karsh, Canadian.
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Edward Steichen

1965. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated and captioned in pencil in various hands with photographer’s stamp verso, 31.2 x 27.2cm. Creases, surface loss and minor cracking to upper portion, slight handling crinkles and surface dents.

Stamp reads “Copyright. The following credit line must be used. Karsh, Ottawa.” Annotations include a statement in German referring to the mandatory use of the credit line and to a 1967 Swiss photography exhibition, technical information including “Prisma 5” and “No. 42, H+S.”

“The relationship between the two photographers [Karsh and Steichen] began in 1936, when Yousuf Karsh first visited Edward Steichen’s studio in New York. Working with a clientele composed of individuals celebrated for their power, wealth, or talent, both Steichen and Karsh displayed an ability to engage with their sitters on equal terms and to capture their characters without compromising their standards of artistic integrity or formal excellence. Although the young Karsh clearly learned a great deal about celebrity portraiture from Steichen, a photographer whose work he studied from the days of his apprenticeship in photography, he also developed a unique portrait style…” Ref: National Gallery of Canada.

Item #CL191-112

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