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Gull's Nest on Mid-Summer Night, Isle of Skye, 1947

Bill Brandt

Gull's Nest on Mid-Summer Night, Isle of Skye, 1947

Oversized gelatin silver print

63.1 x 53.9 cms (24.80 x 21.18 ins)

1947

HC 11592

Provenance

Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired from the artist, 1969.
deaccessioned January 2018

Exhibited

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Bill Brandt, September 15-November 30, 1969, and thereafter to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1970. (This print)

Literature

Bill Brandt, Shadow of Light, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977, pl. 115.
Mark Haworth-Booth, Bill Brandt Behind the Camera: Photographs 1928-1983, Aperture/Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York, 1985, p. 53.
Ian Jeffrey (ed.), Bill Brandt Photographs 1928-1983, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1993, p. 133.
Nigel Warburton, Bill Brandt; Selected texts and bibliography, Clio Press, Oxford, 1993, fig. 49, p. 110 and fig. 53, p. 127.
Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, The Photography of Bill Brandt, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1999, pl. 155.
Brandt: Icons, Bill Brandt Archive, Great Britain, 2004, n.p.
Exhibition catalogue, Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013, p. 131.

This oversized exhibition print was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1969 and displayed in their major Bill Brandt retrospective held that same year. It was deaccessioned by MoMA in January 2018.

Oversized gelatin silver print, printed 1969. A striking example of Brandt's later printing style which can be contrasted with vintage print of landscapes also in the Hyman Collection.

stamped with photographer's 'BILL BRANDT' credit in blue ink, numbered '58' and variously otherwise numbered in pencil (verso); typed credit, title and date on affixed Museum of Modern Art label (mat, verso)
image: 24 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. (61.5 x 52.3 cm.)
sheet: 24 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (63.1 x 53.9 cm.)

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

Bill Brandt

Gull's Nest on Mid-Summer Night, Isle of Skye, 1947

Oversized gelatin silver print

63.1 x 53.9 cms (24.80 x 21.18 ins)

1947

HC 11592

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