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Hedda Hammer Morrison

(1908 -  1991 )
MORRISON HEDDA HAMMER Group Of Twelve

William Doyle
Nov 25, 2014
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Hedda Hammer Morrison - China

Hedda Hammer Morrison - China

Original 1933
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Lot number: 60
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Lot 60: Hedda Hammer Morrison, China, 1933-46 Description: Each mounted to card and under a mat, thereon signed in pencil below the mat opening.Motives show the silhouette of Qinian Dian, the terrace at Huanqiu Tan as well as Bai ta on Qiong Island at Beijing et al. (Reference source: online database of the Harvard College Library) Dimensions: From 23 x 17.9 cm (24.2 x 19.1 cm) to 17.5 x 22.2 cm (19 x 23.5 cm), both portrait and landscape formats Medium: Portfolio containing 12 gelatin silver prints, printed before 1945. In original silk covered box. Date: 1933-46
Hedda Hammer Morrison - Untitled

Hedda Hammer Morrison - Untitled

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Lot number: 738
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[CHINA]
MORRISON, HEDDA HAMMER (1908-1991). Approximately sixty-three vintage gelatin silver prints
, some on Agfa Brovira paper from the 1940s, a number ferrotyped, images mostly 3 1/4 x 4 3/8 inches (80 x 110 mm), a few smaller.
Some titled on versos in Morrison's hand, with an accompanying small inscribed card reading "Photographs by Hedda Hammer" but images unsigned, generally in attractive condition, unmounted
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The images are from most of her major series, including architecture (especially around Peking), street life, Chinese theatre, landscape, martial arts etc.
Hedda Hammer Morrison - Group Of Twelve

Hedda Hammer Morrison - Group Of Twelve

Original 1948
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Lot number: 637
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[CHINA]
MORRISON, HEDDA HAMMER (1908-1991). Group of twelve gelatin silver prints
each on a card mount, images 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches (11 x 15.5 cm) or the reverse, signed (l.r.) and titled (l.l.) in pencil, printed before 1948 (the date at which these were given, based on two accompanying letters from Major V. F. Meisling of the American Consulate General, Peiping, i.e. Beijing).
Slight toning from the mounting adhesive at one edge of the image, overall images and mounts very clean
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Images of the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven etc. The greatest holding of these images in the US is at the Harvard-Yenching Library, which holds some 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Morrison while resident in Beijing from 1933 to 1946.
C From the Estate of Mary Braden Hubbard, Washington, DC
Hedda Hammer Morrison - Huà Shan

Hedda Hammer Morrison - Huà Shan

Original 1935
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Lot number: 61
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Lot 61: Hedda Hammer Morrison, Huà Shan, 1935 Description: Each mounted to original card, signed in pencil below the image on the mount. Together with cover leaf, thereon titled in chinese script, in original silk covered box.Motives show the west, north and east peak of Huà mountain partly with daoist temple or monastery buildings et al. (Reference source: online database of the Harvard College Library) Dimensions: From 14.8 x 22.3 cm (15.2 x 22.8 cm) to 22.3 x 17.3 cm (22.8 x 17.7 cm), both portrait and landscape formats Medium: Portfolio containing 9 gelatin silver prints on Agfa-Brovira paper, printed before 1945. Date: 1935
Hedda Hammer Morrison - Untitled

Hedda Hammer Morrison - Untitled

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Lot number: 739
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[CHINA]
MORRISON, HEDDA HAMMER (1908-1991). Approximately twenty-three vintage gelatin silver prints
on Agfa Brovira paper from the 1940s, images mostly 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (195 x 195 mm).
Three with processing defects, otherwise generally in attractive condition, all unmounted, unsigned, nine with a chop-mark on the verso
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The group includes the classic image of the Eastern wall of Pu tuo zong cheng miao and general view of Lion Valley and Qingchui Peak, described by Sven Hedin (the noted explorer and photographer) in 1935 as "a masterpiece of a photograph" (see Harvard-Yenching Library, note on album page by Hedin).
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