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Lot 1

Alfred Cheney Johnston: 3 Framed Photos

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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Three framed photographic prints each signed in pencil on their respective mat boards by Alfred Cheney Johnston. One photographic print depicting a New England country road in fall. Image measures approximately 9" wide and12 1/2" high by sight. Wooden frame measures 16 1/2" wide and 20 1/2" high. One portrait of an unidentified model/actress. Image measures approximately 10 1/4" wide and 13 1/4" high by sight. Wooden frame measures approximately 14 3/4" wide and 22 3/4" high. Image not matted but applied directly to matboard and shows evidence of loosening from its mount. One photographic print of "Summer", depicting a woman being led by two dogs through a meadow. This work was featured on the cover of the June 1935 issue of "The Camera" magazine. The image measures 13" wide and 16" high by sight. Wooden frame measures approximately 21" wide and 26" high. The print itself is somewhat faded from being exposed to direct sunlight. Not inspected out of frames. The matting on all three works exhibits various degrees of foxing, toning and staining. Wooden frames all exhibit chipping and slight separation at moulding junctions. The back paper wrapping on the frames is rapidly deteriorating. Keywords: art deco, still life, portraiture, photography, artist