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Danish Girl

Accession Number
2000/2.141.1

Title
Danish Girl

Artist(s)
Alice Boughton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1906

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
12 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 7/16 in (31.59 cm x 23.02 cm x 1.11 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 photograph depicts a young woman indoors leaning forward in her chair and toward the left side of the frame. The composition is heavier on the left side, due to the vase of flowers behind the young woman's right shoulder. On the right side of the image, the chair and white-washed area created by naturally lit window balance the composition. The sitter turns her face toward the camera, while her body faces to the left. The light from the window creates a soft chiaroscuro on her face. She rests her chin lightly on her hand. The woman's expression is calm and serious, with a slight hint of a smile. She is wearing a dark hat, dress, and a light shawl draped on her shoulders. 

Physical Description
Three quarter portrait of a woman in a hat, dark dress, and light shawl draped on her shoulders. She sits with her chin resting on her hand.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Portraits
chairs (furniture forms)
curtain
flower vases
flowers
hats
indoor photography
portrait format
seated
shawls
single-sitter portraits
vases
window
windows
women (female humans)

3 Related Resources

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)

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