(New York: Polo Editions, 1981, a total edition of 50), each blindstamped with the photographer's name and 'Polo Editions, Inc.' in the margin, signed in ink and stamped 'Artist's Proof' on the reverse, with a corresponding title sheet; together with colophon, signed in ink, title, dedication, and introduction by Louis Auchincloss and Deborah Turbeville. Atlas folio, black linen portfolio with illustrated title plate.
Various sizes to 13 1/2 by 19 1/2 in. (34.3 by 49.5 cm.)
From the Catalogue:
This work was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1981 for Turbeville's book Unseen Versailles. Turbeville spent a winter exploring the empty and unrestored staterooms and gardens devoid of tourists. The result is a suite of photographs that capture the timeless atmosphere of the majestic palace, embued with Turbeville’s signature haunting romanticism.
This portfolio was given to Douglas Saputo by Turbeville in thanks for his assistance in producing this project.
—Courtesy of Sotheby's
The photographer to Douglas Saputo, New York
About Deborah Turbeville
American, 1932-2013, Stoneham, Massachusetts