Portraits and Photography Online Auction

October 22, 2009

LOT 80

Lot 80

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002)

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002)
Lot 80 Details
Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Canadian

VINCENT MASSEY (1908-2002)

Silver gelatin print with impressed plate mark; signed in black ink lower left margin, with a note of presentation inscribed in black ink:
“To Frank and Norah with affectionate good wishes/ Vincent” dated 1959 lower right margin, stamped in black ink: Karsh, Ottawa, No. 26 in pencil verso, also inscribed: “The Ahearn” in pencil upper left corner verso. Contained in a blue leather frame with gilt stamped Massey coat of arms of a bull’s head and Lozenge Argent.
Plate 9.9" x 7.5" — 25.2 x 19 cm.; 13.9" x 10.6" — 35.3 x 26.8 cm.

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Presented to Frank and Norah possible relatives of the Estate Collection of Lucien St. Amand, Ottawa


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LOT 80

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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