JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BAIZEI
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Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
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The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
Karl Pollak was a renowned, Austrian born, portrait photographer who operated from a studio in London in the latter 1940's. He has exhibited extensively and his work was featured in the Photographic Journal in the early 1950's. Collections of his work are held in the National Portrait Gallery in London and in the Bradford Autographic Museum. Our client acquired a large archive of work by Karl Pollak from his estate and we are pleased to offer this fine original black and white portrait by the famous American-Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002). The portrait mounted on card is signed to the lower left with a Karsh, Ottawa back-stamp and marked 1 in pencil. Yousuf Karsh befriended Pollak during his visits to London and apparently used Pollak's studios while in London. This original period portrait was discovered among the photographs in Karl Pollak's own archive.
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