Portraits and Photography Online Auction

October 22, 2009

LOT 83

Lot 83

Malak Karsh (1915-2001)

Malak Karsh (1915-2001)
Lot 83 Details
Malak Karsh (1915-2001), Canadian


Rose-tinted photograph; signed at Ottawa lower right
Sight 15" x 19" — 38.1 x 48.3 cm.

Estimate $100-$200

Realised: $60
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Brother of the famous Yousuf Karsh, Malak became a photographer of nature and flower views. His time-exposure photographs of growing flowers are now considered scientific treasures. He photography was numerous, becoming one of Canada's most popular landscape photographers.


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LOT 83

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  • 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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