Printed circa 1984, and reproduced from this print in ON ASSIGNMENT: DMITRI KESSEL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER (New York, Abrams, 1985, p. 191). Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 13-1/2 x 10 inches. Duck Shooting with Francisco Franco. Very good. Docketed on verso with indications to the printer for reduction and placement Item #232462
Rare and remarkably intimate image of the Spanish dictator by the acclaimed photographer Dmitri Kessel (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE magazine won him international renown. Kessel writes in ON ASSIGNMENT (p. 191): "Franco had invited me to photograph him during a private duck and pheasant shoot with some of his friends."
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