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Magnolia Bud

Accession Number
2004/2.144

Title
Magnolia Bud

Artist(s)
Imogen Cunningham

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1925

Medium & Support
platinum-palladium print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Subject matter
Imogen Cunningham began photographing at age 18 after seeing Gertrude Käsebier’s work. Throughout her career, she photographed a diverse range of subjects, including nudes, botanical photographs, street photography, and freelance work for Vanity Fair. Around 1920, Cunningham relocated to San Francisco and began working on her botanical photographs, focusing on producing studies of the magnolia between 1923 and 1925.

Physical Description
A photograph of a flower bud cast in bright light against a dark background.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Magnolia (genus)
buds
form (composition concepts)
still lifes
studies (visual works)

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