Keene, Minna. 1861-1943. Original photograph, "Fruit Study,"

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Lot 196
Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Original photograph, "Fruit Study,"

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 3,000 - 4,600

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Original photograph, "Fruit Study," a bromide silver print, 230 x 320 mm, mounted on card, Toronto, 1934, signed, "Minna Keene FRPS" at lower right, the verso annotated by Minna, including a 1934 label for the Salon International d'Art Photographique de Bruxelles;
WITH: original glass plate negative of the same, 200 x 275 mm, Cape Town, c.1905.

A fine early fruit study by Minna taken at her home in Cape Town, the still life with a flagon of wine and glass, grapes and a basket of pomegranates. A very typical Keene composition, here presented with an exhibition image of 1934, exhibited in Brussels, along with the original glass plate negative taken in South Africa.
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