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Figure 39: The attention attracted by an object that provokes lascivious ideas and desires.

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 × 22.8 cm (11 3/4 × 9 in.) Mount: 40.2 × 28.2 cm (15 13/16 × 11 1/8 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:
2013.173.22
Not on view
Inscription: Printed on mount, recto TC above print: "ÉLECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE."; Signed in negative TR: "Fig. 39"; Printed on mount, recto BR below print: "DUCHENNE (de Boulogne), phot."; Dealer's number inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TR: "12438w".
[...] 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: "To study the combined contraction of the transverse part of m. nasalis and m. zygomaticus major in the same individual. Combined contraction of the transverse part of m. nasalis, m. zygomaticus major, and m. frontalis: the attention attracted by an object that provokes lascivious ideas and desires."
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