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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P2000.45
People
Attributed to Walker Evans, American (St. Louis, Mo., USA 1903 - 1975 New Haven, Conn., USA)
Title
Untitled (copy photograph of Ben Shahn's Rikers Island Penitentiary mural study: prisoners descending stairs)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1934-1935
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York State, New York City
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195174
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 18.5 x 23.2 cm (7 5/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, right center, oriented vertically, graphite: Rikers Island Penitentiary
    (Shahn)
Provenance
Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Roosevelt, New Jersey, from Ben Shahn, gift to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2000.
Ben Shahn, Roosevelt, New Jersey, from Walker Evans?, 1935, [death], 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Bernarda Bryson Shahn
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
P2000.45
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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