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Subway Portrait

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
May 27, 1938
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
12.7 x 19.3 cm (5 x 7 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.742.40
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Artist's stamp, verso TC: "WALKER EVANS"; collector's stamp, verso BR: "COLLECTION, ARNOLD H. CRANE, CHICAGO, U.S.A."; inscribed in the hand of Arnold Crane, verso BR: "withdrawn 12/71 // AHC"; inscribed in an unknown hand, verso C: "832 // 3S // W5 [upside down]"
Arnold Crane

Evans, Walker. "Walker Evans: The Unposed Portrait." Harper's Bazaar 95 (March 1962). p. 120.

Evans, Walker. Many Are Called. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966. p. 122.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans: First and Last. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. p. 134.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 32.

Greenough, Sarah. Walker Evans: Subways and Streets. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1991. p. 71.

Keller, Judith. Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995. no. 723–24.



See 1987.1100.472 for another print of this image.
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