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The Model

Artist:
Man Ray (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1890–1976 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1933
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
29.8 x 22.1 cm (11 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.97
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Man Ray gambled that every woman would like to imagine herself as willowy and lissome as the model in his picture. Even so, it is understandable that another frame from the sitting, which better showed the dress, was chosen to advertise the new line of Augusta Bernard.
Inscription: Stamped on print, verso LR: "MAN RAY - 8 RUE // DU VAL-DE-GRACE // PARIS 5e - FRANCE // DANTON 92-25"; inscribed on print, verso LC: "vil à droit et un pied"; inscribed on print, verso LR: "43"; inscribed on print, verso C: "tel [encircled]"; inscribed on print, verso UC: "inverse [underlined 5 times]";
[Light Gallery to Waddell, July 30, 1985]; John C. Waddell

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