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Accession Number
1990/2.61

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1961

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)

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

Subject matter
Part of the Fortune portfolio "People and Places in Trouble," this photograph depicts the interior of an elderly couple's living room, where they sit, side by side, separated by a small side table. The wall behind them is adorned with religious icons: oval portraits of Jesus and Mary act as pendants to the crucifix that occupies the center. The side table is topped with a photograph and garlands of flowers. An illuminated light bulb sits exposed on top of a lamp to the left, lighting various surfaces of the scene with a stark glare.

Physical Description
Portrait of an elderly couple in a living room adorned with religious icons.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Jesus Christ
Latin crosses (crosses)
couples
crucifix
elderly
icons (devotional images)
interiors
lamp
living rooms
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
radio (telecommunication system)

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