The Plot Thickens. Julian Smith, 1873–1947 Aust.
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The Plot Thickens

c1930s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil on accompanying original board from mount, 42.4 x 33.4cm. Soiling and stains to upper portion, slight silvering, retouching to image centre right, crinkles.

Illustrated in Smith, Fifty masterpieces of photography, 1948, pl.42, as a smaller scale photogravure. Held in NGV, NLA.

A surgeon by profession, Smith used friends and models to portray dramatic characterisations. His original photographs are rare as he did not create set editions of his images. His work, more commonly seen as photogravures from his printed folio Fifty masterpieces of photography, is often confused for original photographs. Ref: JLG.

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Item #CL195-162

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  Other currencies

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