Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 65

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)
Migrant Mother. Silver print, the image measuring 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), flush mounted. 1936; printed circa 1965

Additional Details

From a Private New York Collector, who acquired the print in the late 1960s. In an appraisal performed for the collector in 2003, the printer was identified as Edward Dyba, who worked for the master printer Irwin Welcher.

This photograph is widely reproduced, including the following titles:

Heyman, Celebrating a Collection: The Work of Dorothea Lange (Oakland Museum), p. 61.

Coles, Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime (Aperture), p. 77.

Heyman, Phillips, Szarkowski, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Chronicle Books), pl. 1.

Galassi, Sante, American Photography 1890-1965 (Museum of Modern Art), p. 148.

Elliott, Dorothea Lange: The Human Face (Aosta), p. 99.

Borhan, Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer (Bulfinch), p. 133.

Durden, Dorothea Lange 55 (Phaidon), cover and unpaginated.