Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Lucien Jacques, Georgette Maury, and Léon Berthier Standing in Garden in Front of French Country-Style House, Cyprés de St. Jean par Grasse, France]

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
May 1926
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Walker Evans Archive, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.261.7
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil in Evans' hand on verso, sideways: "Lucien Jacques // Georgette Maury // Léon Berthier // au cyprés de // St. Jean [crossed out: "Jacques"] // par Grasse // A.-M. // Mai // 1926"; inscribed in pencil in unknown hand on verso: "1314"
This photograph was probably taken by Evans using a camera belonging to one of his companions.
Two woodcuts by Jacques appeared in the December 1924 issue of The Dial. The following appeared in the magazine's "Notes On New Contributors" section: "LUCIEN JACQUES was born in Varennes in the Argonne in 1891. He has been an engraver on wood, a weaver of raw silk, a sculptor in ivory and in wood, and a designer of jewellry. He now lives at the Cyprés St. Jean, Grasse, France, and edits the Cahiers de l'Artisan. There is an increasing demand for his work as an illustrator. His poems have appeared in Les Humbles."
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