Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 2,000
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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
FRANCIS ORVILLE LIBBY (1883-1961)
A collection of 36 Pictorialist landscapes by the Maine-based artist. Multiple gum bichromate prints, the images measuring 10x11 1/2 to 16 3/8x13 1/2 inches (25.4x29.2 cm.), the mounts (all but 6 mounted) 26x19 3/4 inches (66x50.2 cm.), and smaller, each with Libby's signature and some with a date or the notation FRPS, in ink or in pencil, on print recto or mount recto, a few also with the Portland Photo Pictorialists embossed blind stamp on print recto; about half with Libby's label and/or exhibition labels associated with Pictorialist salons, and some with his or other period notations, in ink or in pencil, on mount or print verso. 1916-20s

Additional Details

From the Estate of Francis Orville Libby; to the Portland Camera Club. Libby was a member of the Portland Photo Pictorialists (P.P.P.) and was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.