The Metropolitan Museum

Accession Number

The Metropolitan Museum

Lynn Davis

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
This photograph serves as an example of Davis's early work involving form and composition with the human figure.  This image represents a snapshot at an event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975. In it, a woman, identified as Margarita, is half hidden, clutching her dress and looking up at a man in a suit. The man's back faces the camera, his dark suit obscuring half of the frame. Later, Davis would abandon the figure to explore landscape, architecture, and monuments in her photography.

Physical Description
A photograph of a man and woman in a formal setting. The woman is half hidden by the man, whose back consumes half of the composition. The woman looks up as if talking to him.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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evening dress (concept)
galas (parties)
museums (institutions)
suits (main garments)

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