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Landscape, Gulf Coast, Louisiana

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
18.8 x 21.4 cm. (7 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.550
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil on mount, below print, recto CR: "Walker Evans 1935"; inscribed by artist in pencil on mount, verso CL: "Lousiana [sic] 1935"; inscribed in pencil in unknown hand on mount, verso CL: "Coastal Landscape"; typed on paper label affixed to mount, verso UL corner: "oastal Landscape [underlined] (La.) // otograph, 7 7/16" x 8 7/16" // by Walker Evans // T SCHOELKOPF GALLERY"; inscribed in unknown hand in pencil on mount, verso UL: "COASTAL LANDSCAPE (La.) // 1935 // PHOTOGRAPH, 7 7/16 " X 8 7/16" // BY Walker Evans // ROBERT SCHOELKOPF GALLERY"
From the artist to Schoelkopf

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscape/Cityscape: A Selection of Twentieth-Century American Photographs," November 13, 1973–February 3, 1974.

Munich. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. "Walker Evans, Amerika," August 15, 1990–October 15, 1990.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1971. p. 145.

Brix, Michael, and Birgit Mayer, ed. Walker Evans: Amerika: Bilder aus den Jahren der Depression. Munich: Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, 1990. no. 24.



This photograph is the only known landscape from Evans' 1935-36 work in Louisiana.
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