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Les bas de resille noirs (Black Fishnet Stockings)

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.


c. 1932


Brassaï (Gyula Halász)
French, born Hungary (now Romania), 1899–1984

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Brassaï, (Gyula Halász)


Les bas de resille noirs (Black Fishnet Stockings)


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1927–1937


Gelatin silver print


Unmarked recto; inscribed and stamped verso, center, in graphite, in blue and purple ink: "Les bas de resille noir [inscribed in graphite] / Re' .3 [inscribed in blue ink] / Tlrage de l'Auteur [stamped in purple ink] BRASSAÏ / 81, Rue de Faub. - St-Jacques / PARIS - XIVe ["e" in superscript] - PORt-Royal 23-41 [in rectangle/stamped in blue ink]"; inscribed and stamped verso, lower center, in graphite and purple ink: "7 [encircled/inscribed in graphite] © copyright by / BRASSAÏ / 81, Faubourg St-Jacques / PARIS X Ve ["e" in superscript] Tél. 707-23-41 [stamped in purple ink]"


Image/paper: 29 × 23.3 cm (11 7/16 × 9 3/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Exchange National Bank of Chicago

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