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Artist:
Henri Manuel, active 1880 - 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Gertrude Stein, 3 Feb 1874 - 27 Jul 1946  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 16.5 x 21.6cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/2")
Frame: 40.6 x 50.8cm (16 x 20")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1924
Exhibition Label:
After World War I, the atelier at rue de Fleurus became a living room, and Stein became more matronly in dress, wearing suits, blouses, and long skirts with her trademark sandals. But the corduroy robes were still in her closet, and when photographer Henri Manuel asked her to pose in 1924, she re-created her former look, a warmed-over bohemian in her now-tidy domestic space. He posed her as a full-length odalisque in a chintz-covered armchair by the fireplace and inscribed the feminine in the domestic details around her: fresh white flowers and two dancing Tanagra figurines on a chest, embroidered flowers on the fire screen, and a fireplace ready to be lit. In the 1920s Stein was better-known among American artists than French ones, and Manuel was the only French photographer who ever asked Stein to pose for him.
Topic:
Artwork  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Architecture\Fireplace  Search this
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: Staley-Wise Gallery
Object number:
EXH.GS.115
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Henri Manuel / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49214a0dc-03a1-46dc-beb3-c07d1be9c048
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.GS.115