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Edouard Boubat - Petite Fille aux Feuilles Mortes (Little Girl with Dead Leaves)
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United States of America
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA   18914  
Ref.#: 12944
Price: $18,000
Medium: Silver print
Mount: unmounted
Image_Date: 1946-47
Print_Date: 1940s
Dimensions: 11-3/4 x 9 in. (298 x 229 mm)
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This is Boubat's first commercial photograph. He exhibited the picture at the Salon International de la Photographie organized by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1947, and was awarded the Kodak Prize for it. Artist's older stamp, Rapho-Guillumette stamp, and annotations in pencil and ink on the verso. Boubat's vintage prints are quite rare, and this is his first major work.

Édouard Boubat (Sept. 13, 1923, Paris, France-June 30, 1999, Paris) was a well-known French art photographer. Boubat worked as a photo engraver before he began taking photographs in 1946. He sought to make photographs that were a celebration of life. He worked as a freelance photojournalist on contract to the magazine "Réalités" in the 1950s and 1960s and traveled widely throughout his career. His work in the collections of numerous museums and institutions around the world.

See: Steichen and Sandburg, Family of Man, p.191; Gautrand, Paris Mon Amour, p.173; Tournier and Boubat, Vues de Dos, n.p.; Gruber and Gruber, The Imaginary Photomuseum, pl.113; De Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Lemagny and Sayag, Art or Nature: 20th-Century French Photography, pl.274; Boubat and Anhoury, Edward Boubat: The Monograph, p.25.

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