Dmitri Baltermants (Russian, 1912-1990) Grief, 1942 23.6 x 33cm (9 5/16 x 13in).
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Dmitri Baltermants (Russian, 1912-1990) Grief, 1942
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,173) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian, 1912-1990)
Grief, 1942
Gelatin silver print, the reverse with the photographer's stamp and various Ogoniok magazine stamps. Titled, dated and credited to the photographer in pencil in English and Russian, and with various pencil annotations in other hands. Printed late 1950s or early 1960s.
23.6 x 33cm (9 5/16 x 13in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the present owner directly from the photographer

    Literature:
    Baltermants, D., Selected Photographs (Moscow: Planeta Publishers, 1977), unpaginated
    Von Laue, A. & T. & Baltermants, D., Faces of a Nation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1996), p.55

    'By superimposing the dark, heavy clouds at the top of the photo, Baltermants enhanced the somberness of this image. This photograph remained unpublished until 1965, when it appeared in Ogoniok magazine.' (Von Laue & Baltermants, p.55)
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