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Subway Portrait

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
January 13–21, 1941
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
10.8 x 18.3 cm. (4 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.646.19
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Artist's stamp, verso TLC: "Walker Evans"; collector's stamp, verso CR: "COLLECTION // ARNOLD H. CRANE, CHICAGO, U.S.A.; inscribed in the hand of Arnold H. Crane, verso BRC: "withdrawn // 12/71 // AHC"
Arnold Crane

Evans, Walker, and James Agee. "Rapid Transit: Eight Photographs." Cambridge Review 5 (March 1956). p. 17.

Evans, Walker. Many Are Called. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966. no. 96.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans at Work: 745 Photographs Together with Selected Letters, Memoranda, Interviews, Notes. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. p. 153.

Greenough, Sarah. Walker Evans: Subways and Streets. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1991. p. 91.

Keller, Judith. Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995. no. 695.

Hambourg, Maria Morris, Doug Eklund, Mia Fineman, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. Walker Evans. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 91.

Dexter, Emma, and Thomas Weski, ed. Cruel and Tender: Photography and the Real. London: Tate Modern, 2003. p. 138.



Date per inscription on mount verso of JPGM collection print, cat. no. 696
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