Vintage sepia-toned silver bromide print with the artist blind stamp lower right, stating: "M. ROSENFELD, N.Y.". On the reverse, there is a stamp which states: "COPYRIGHT MORRIS ROSENFELD N.Y." There is a second stamp which states: "MORRIS ROSENFELD PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR ..., and a third stamp bears the negative number, "77016F". The image depicts "Nina" bearing down on the viewer in a brisk breeze with an almost 45 degree heel. The print is extremely crisp and the tones are very warm. (PH-267)
Reference: Rosenfeld, Stanley, "A Century Under Sail", Mystic Seaport, 1988, pp. 100 and 101. This image is illustrated and described on these pages. The tonal range in the photograph is deeper and has a greater range of tonality than the illustration in the book. Rosenfeld in his vintage prints personally painstakingly hand printed his own photographs. "Nina" was designed by Starling Burgess and built to sail in a transatlantic race to Spain in 1928. For decades "Nina" seemed immortal on the race circuit.
Condition: The photograph is in outstanding condition and is dry mounted to its original card stock which bears the stamps described above. A zerox of these stamps is applied to the back of the frame. The photograph is archivally mounted and has a modern frame which has ultraviolet protecting plexiglass.
Dimensions of photograph: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2.
Dimensions of frame: 24 x 20 1/2.