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[Female Nude from the Back]

Artist:
Thomas Eakins (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1844–1916 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
ca. 1889
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
7.1 x 13.4 cm (2 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.87.25
Not on view
This small platinum study shows a rare glimpse of Thomas Eakins' teaching studio. Posed on a low platform between Eakins, his camera, and a student sketching in the shadows, a nude model rests comfortably, the focus of all attention. In the 1880s and 1890s, Eakins integrated photography into his teaching of art, made photographic studies for his paintings, and also photographs intended as independent works of art.
[...]; [Charles Bregler, Philadelphia]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Four Victorian Photographers," November 16, 1967–January 1, 1968.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Beyond the Edges: An Insider's Look at Early Photographs," October 9, 1998–February 14, 1999.

Weinberg, H. Barbara. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: Thomas Eakins and the Metropolitan Museum of Art 52, no. 3 (Winter 1994–95). p. 48.



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