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Auction Info

Auction Name
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection - bidstart 10/5
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Sale Number
#19790
Total Lots
126
Sold Lots
105
Lots Sold
83.33%
Unsold Lots
21
Total Sales (USD)
557,750.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
538,700.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
804,600.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
683,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,012,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
55.08%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
4 IRVING PENN (1917–2009)

Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971

1971 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 40,000.00
97 WILLIAM EGGLESTON (B. 1939)

Greenwood, Mississippi, c. 1972

c. 1972 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 32,500.00
54 ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946–1989)

Thomas, 1987

1987 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 32,500.00
17 GEORGE KRAUSE (B. 1937)

Fountainhead, Philadelphia, 1970

1970 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 20,000.00
59 DIANE ARBUS (1923–1971)

Untitled (4), 1970-71

1970-71 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 18,750.00
62 BRASSAÏ (1899–1984)

Graffiti (Serie IV, Masques et Visages), 1935-1950

1935-1950 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 18,750.00
2 ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946–1989)

Cedric, NY, 1978

1978 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
10 RICHARD AVEDON (1923–2004)

Truman Capote, New York City, October 10, 1955

1955 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 16,250.00
108 AARON SISKIND (1903–1991)

Durango 8, 1961

1961 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00
103 ROBERT FRANK (B. 1924)

Platte River, Tennessee, 1961

1961 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 12,500.00
19 SALLY MANN (B. 1951)

Eyeless in Col Alto, 1993

1993 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 12,500.00
85 EDWARD WESTON (1886–1958)

Natacha Rambova, 1916

1916 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,875.00
43 RICHARD AVEDON (1923–2004)

Rudolf Nureyev, New York, May 29, 1967

1967 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 11,250.00
101 LUCIA MOHOLY (1894–1989)

Bella, c. 1930

c. 1930 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,625.00
7 DIANE ARBUS (1923–1971)

Anderson Hays Cooper (The Vanderbilt Baby), 1968

1968 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 10,625.00
81 DIANE ARBUS (1923–1971)

Lady at a Masked Ball with Two Roses on Her Dress, N.Y.C., 1967

1967 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 10,000.00
122 BILL BRANDT (1904–1983)

Jean Dubuffet, 1963

1963 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 9,375.00
57 BRASSAÏ (1899–1984)

La Parade d'un Spectacle de Danse Foraine, Boulevard Saint-Jacques, c. 1931

c. 1931 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 9,375.00
15 HENRI CARTIER–BRESSON (1908–2004)

Valencia, Spain, 1933

1933 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 8,750.00
96 WILLIAM EGGLESTON (B. 1939)

Doorway, 1972

1972 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,125.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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