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Robert Frank's House, Nova Scotia

Accession Number
1990/2.40

Title
Robert Frank's House, Nova Scotia

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1971

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);7 11/16 in x 7 5/8 in (19.53 cm x 19.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily

Subject matter
This image depicts the photographer Robert Frank and his wife, Mary Frank, seated at a picnic table on a field outside of their home in Mabou, Nova Scotia. Unruly tufts of grass abound in the foreground, while a hill rises steeply in the background, compressing the space of the middleground occupied by the human and architectural subjects.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts two figures seated at a picnic table outside a rural home.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Family
children
double portraits
fields (land)
hills
home (concept)
homeowners
house
modern and contemporary art
picnic tables
portfolios
table
wood

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