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[Rear View of Gothic Revival House, Former Residence of William Hickling Prescott, Swampscott, Massachusetts]

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
10.8 x 16.0 cm. (4 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1951
Accession Number:
51.565.37
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the mount, verso TL: "Swampscott"; inscribed in an unknown hand on mount, BL to BR: "Lynn, near Swampscott, Summer Residence of the historian W. H. Prescott, now destroyed. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein 1951"; inscribed in an unknown hand on mount, verso BR: "13."
Lincoln Kirstein

The house of the historian W. H. Prescott is now destroyed (note in unidentified hand on mount). MoMA #67.33 for another print of this image exhibited in "Walker Evans: Photographs of Nineteenth-Century Houses", November 6 - December 8, 1933. See also MMA 37.14.24 for a daguerreotype portrait of Prescott by Southworth and Hawes.
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