Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(DOROTHEA LANGE) (1895-1965)
White Angel Breadline. Silver print, the image measuring 12x8 7/8 inches (30.5x22.5 cm.), the sheet 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.). 1933; printed 1960s

Additional Details

From the Collection of the Photographer Dick Swift.

This searing image was apparently Lange's first documentary picture, made as the grip of the Depression tightened. The double-weight paper and fine print quality are similar to the master prints made by Irwin Welcher during this period for Lange.

Elliot, Dorothea Lange (The Museum of Modern Art), unpaginated; Metzner, Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), pp. 116-17; Partridge, ed., Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life (Smithsonian Institution Press), p. 105; Davis, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (Hallmark Cards/Harry N. Abrams), cover and pp. 20-21; Borhan, Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer (Little, Brown and Co.), pp. 70-71; Keller, In Focus: Dorothea Lange, Photographs in the J. Paul Getty Museum (The J. Paul Getty Museum), p. 19.