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[Draped Torso]

Artist:
Arnold Genthe (American (born Germany), Berlin 1869–1942 New Milford, Connecticut)
Date:
ca. 1920
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 8 3/8 × 6 7/8 in. (21.3 × 17.5 cm) Mount: 11 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (28.6 × 20.9 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1217
Not on view
Signature: Signed "Arnold Genthe, N.Y." on mount

Inscription: Signed on mount, recto BL: "Arnold Genthe // N.Y."
Sotheby's Parke Bernet, Lot 145, sold November 17, 1980; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

From AS I REMEMBER (p. 72) "The sitter is a young girl whose mother, at the end of a sitting with Genthe, asked 'if it would be possible to make a photograph that would give an idea of the beauty of her daughter's body without showing the head.'"
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