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Artist:
Alvin Langdon Coburn, 11 Jun 1882 - 23 Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Gertrude Stein, 3 Feb 1874 - 27 Jul 1946  Search this
Medium:
Gum platinum print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 28.7 x 22.4cm (11 5/16 x 8 13/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1913
Exhibition Label:
Alvin Langdon Coburn, an American artist living in London, asked Stein to pose for him when he visited Paris. She wore her most elegant corduroy kimono, with lined sleeves, for her first sitting for an artist-photographer. Stein leans forward from a high-backed chair, her head and hands radiant in the diffused light. Coburn’s portrait is the most youthful and traditionally beautiful of the bohemian portraits of Stein; his model, thirty-nine years old, for once does not look older than her age, as she did when she was painted. Stein would not sit for another portrait until some seven years later, after the First World War, and when she did, new ways of seeing and depicting her emerged.
Topic:
Gertrude Stein: Female  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Gertrude Stein: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: George Eastman Museum
Object number:
EXH.GS.103
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm434eca5de-d7bf-44aa-9b57-70f3f4ff8dda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.GS.103