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An original American black-and-white press photo of the French diver and oceanograph Jacques Cousteau (1910–1997) during a TV-shooting on Galapagos in 1970.

Description

Unknown ABC photographer: An original American black-and-white press photo of the French diver and oceanograph Jacques Cousteau (1910–1997) during a TV-shooting on Galapagos in 1970. Cousteau is seen holding a marine iguana in his left hand. On the back a label concerning the tv-programme 'The Dragons of Galapagos' as well as a related press cutting dated February 21, 1971. Photo size 23×18 cm. Frame size 43×33 cm.

Cousteau, who obtained cult status during his lifetime, was initially trained as an officer in the French navy, where he served until 1957. That year he was appointed head of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in which capacity he obstructed the French government's attempt to dump 6,500 barrels containing radioactive waste near Corsica.

Seller informs

This is an original black-and-white photograph from 1970, which shows normal signs of age and handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

Auction

Art, antiques & collector's items, 23 January 2020

Category

Photos

Estimate

1,500 kr.

Sold

Price realised

1,600 kr.

14 bids

When Bidder Bid
948488 1,600 kr.
931377 (Auto bid) 1,550 kr.
948488 1,550 kr.
931377 (Auto bid) 1,350 kr.
948488 1,300 kr.
931377 (Auto bid) 1,250 kr.
948488 1,200 kr.
931377 1,100 kr.
948488 (Auto bid) 1,050 kr.
931377 1,000 kr.
948488 900 kr.
938259 850 kr.
890350 800 kr.
948488 750 kr.