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Figure 20: Profound suffering, with resignation

Artist:
Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne (French, 1806–1875)
Artist:
Adrien Tournachon (French, 1825–1903)
Date:
1854–56, printed 1862
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image (Oval): 28.5 × 20.4 cm (11 1/4 × 8 1/16 in.) Sheet: 29.8 × 22.4 cm (11 3/4 × 8 13/16 in.) Mount: 40.3 × 28.5 cm (15 7/8 × 11 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Buddy Taub Foundation Gift, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach, Directors; Harris Brisbane Dick and William E. Dodge Funds; and W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.173.13
Not on view
Inscription: Printed on mount, recto TC above print: "ÉLECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE."; Signed in negative TR: "Fig. 20"; Printed on mount, recto BR below print: "DUCHENNE (de Boulogne), phot."; Dealer's number inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TR: "12438n".
[...] Charles Lennox Wright II; [...]; [Unidentified antique dealer, New York]; [Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, PA, 2010 and 2011]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "About Face: Human Expression on Paper," July 27, 2015–December 13, 2015.

Full image caption from the text: "Electrical stimulation, to a moderate degree, of m. corrugator supercilii: profound suffering, with resignation. (The face was relaxed at the time of the experiment, as in the preceding figure, but the face has been illuminated in such a way as to throw a strong shadow across the lower half.)"
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