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The Queen Mary

Artist:
Anton Bruehl (American (born Australia), Hawker 1900–1982 San Francisco, California)
Date:
1932
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
24.4 x 19.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.50
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Anton Bruehl
Not on view
The V-shaped piece of sky at the center of this photograph has an active dimension: it seems to push the great ocean liner away from its moorings. The rushing perspective and canted stairs make this representation of the huking stern of a motionless boat one of the raciest pictures in this collection.
Inscription: Signed on print, verso UC: "Anton Bruehl"; inscribed on print, verso UC: "Queen Mary // 4 x 5 deardorf // 1932"; inscribed on print, verso UR: "106 [encircled]"; inscribed on print, verso UR: "inv#"; inscribed on print, verso LR: "AN - 6057-6-";
Lee Witkin to Houk, October 1983; [Edwynn Houk to Waddell, November 4, 1983]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Whitney Museum of American Art. "The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000," April 22, 1999–September 5, 1999.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 20.



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