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Thu, Apr 28, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 366

Chin San Long Photograph - Lettre de mon Moulin Mill

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

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Chin San Long (Lang Jingshan) (Chinese, 1892-1995). Photograph titled "Lettre de mon Moulin Mill," depicting an idyllic mill scene. Silver gelatin print. Hand signed along the lower right.

Chin San Long is known for his innovative art photography, particularly his signature "composite photography" technique. He was the first Chinese photographer to take artistic nude photos, and also specialized in nature photography.

Provenance: From the collection of William Atkins.

William Atkins (1919-2001) was a pilot for Northwest Airlines, who spent his career flying to Asia. He was an avid photographer who was involved in the Photographic Society of America, through which he developed relationships with photography clubs worldwide. It was through the photographic society in Taiwan that he met Chin San Long, with whom he became close friends. In the 1970s, he arranged an exhibit for Chin San Long's photography in Minnesota.

Unframed; height: 11 5/8 in x width: 11 5/8 in. Matted; height: 17 in x width: 16 1/2 in. Scuffing along the margin.

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