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Head of a Young Girl

Accession Number
2000/2.142.7

Title
Head of a Young Girl

Artist(s)
Eva Watson Schütze

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1905

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
11 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 9/16 in (30.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
This portrait of a young woman features the soft focus typical of the pictorialist movement. The tonal range is subtle, with very little contrast or chiaroscuro on the subject's face and upper torso. The woman wears a light, lacy bonnet. She has a gauzy fabric draped around her lower arms. The fabric is barely visible due to its translucent quality and the soft focus of the camera. The woman looks to the left with a pensive and solemn expression.

Physical Description
This image is a softly-focused portrait of a young woman wearing a bonnet. She gazes into the distance toward the left side of the frame.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Portraits
bonnets (hats)
girl
hats
portrait format
single-sitter portraits
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
History of Western Sexuality and Gender Roles
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

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