Paris, P. Choumoff, 1917. Two original photographs (22.0 x 16.5 cm; 22.3 x 17.3 cm).
Two original photographs by the famous French photographer of Russian descent, Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). One photo shows the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin en profile, less than a year before his death. Not much later, Choumoff made photos of the deceased Rodin on his death bed. The other photo shows a sculpture of the head of Rodin's mistress, muse and equally talented colleague, Camille Claudel (1864-1943), made in 1886, and now in the Rodin Museum. Choumoff's stamp on versos. Choumoff made portraits of numerous 'celebrities', such as Anatole France, Claude Monet, Fernand Léger, Léon Blum, Albert Einstein, Georges Pitoëff, Anna Pavlova, Marina Tsvetaïeva, Marc Chagall, Vladimir Maïakovski, Igor Stravinsky, and Serge Prokofiev (cf. Wikipédia Fr). Paper and glue remnants on versos; minimal fraying and minuscule irregularities at edges. Excellent impressions in a very good state of preservation.