Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1946 Los Angeles, California)
Gelatin silver print
18.3 x 13.3 cm. (7 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1981
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print verso, CL: "82" [crossed out]; inscribed in pencil on print, verso C sideways: "88" [crossed out in blue crayon]; inscribed in blue crayon on print, verso BR: "96"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BR: "2"; inscribed in blue ink on print, verso BRC: "740"
Adolf de Meyer; by descent to his adopted son Ernest; [...]; (Sotheby's, New York, October 20, 1980, lot 052); [Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York]
Upon de Meyer's death, his adopted son Ernest placed his belongings in a steamer trunk and deposited it with a storage company in Los Angeles, where it remained until Ernest's death. On October 20, 1980, the contents of the trunk were auctioned at Sotheby's New York.