Edward Weston with Cats 1945

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Description (Brief)
Gelatin silver, black and white, mounted. Photographer Edward Weston, in jeans and a long sleeve shirt, leaning against a table outside with cats. Two cats on table, four cats bottom center, four cats lower left. Stone wall behind table, plants on top, trees in background. Strathmore blindstamp bottom edge right. Signed and dated, pencil (recto: bottom edge right). Verso: Imogen Cunningham label adhered.
Description
The Imogen Cunningham collection consists of thirty gelatin silver photographs, mounted, with label, signed and dated by the photographer, and three platinum prints, mounted and labeled. The subjects in the thirty gelatin silver photographs range from plants to portraiture between 1925 and 1968. The three platinum prints were made in 1912 and are representative of Cunningham’s pictorialist style. They were acquired from the photographer in 1968.
The photographs were used in a Smithsonian exhibition titled, “Women, Cameras, and Images I,” November 30, 1968-May 30, 1969, in the Hall of Photography, Museum of History and Technology. The exhibition also included thirty additional photographs lent by Imogen Cunningham, and five lent from the Library of Congress. The “Women, Cameras, and Images” exhibition was a series of five exhibitions featuring the work of female photographers: Cunningham, Betty Hahn, Gayle Smalley, Barbara Morgan, and Janine Niepce.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1945
maker
Cunningham, Imogen
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 50.6 cm x 38.2 cm; 19 29/32 in x 15 1/32 in
ID Number
PG.69.77.7
accession number
288841
catalog number
69.77.7
Credit Line
Copyright held by the Imogen Cunningham Trust Berkeley, CA 510-654-2020
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Imogen Cunningham Collection
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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