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Robert Fitzgerald

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1943
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
10.7 x 7.4 cm. (4 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor Green Piel, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1358
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LC: "II - 2 "; stamped in ink on mount, verso LR corner: "FEB 19 1943"
Eleanor Green Piel

In 1943, Eleanor Fitzgerald commissioned Walker Evans to photograph her first husband, the poet and translator Robert Fitzgerald. He was about to leave for the war in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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