From the Catalogue:
A master printer, Paul Outerbridge pioneered the tri-color carbro transfer process. Immensely complex, the exceptionally stable printing process transformed black and white negatives into vivid color prints through the use of red, blue, and yellow separation negatives. Outerbridge’s unparalleled command of this medium is evident in the supple, rich tones achieved in Nude with Head Sculpture, 1937. Enticing and surreal, Outerbridge’s Nude includes the color calibration chart at the very top of the image, providing the viewer with an inside look into his distinct printing process that includes both black and white and color.
—Courtesy of Phillips
Signature: Numbered '33' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.
Dines, Paul Outerbridge A Singular Aesthetic, pl. 439
Rizzoli, Paul Outerbridge Jr: Photographs, p. 112
The Collection of Thomas T. Solley, Indiana
Christie’s, New York, Photographs from The Estate of Thomas T. Solley, 14 February 2007, lot 19