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Robert Frank

Butte, Montana

Robert Frank

Robert Frank

Butte, Montana

Butte, Montana

Robert Frank

1924 - 2019

Butte, Montana


gelatin silver print, framed, 1956, possibly printed in the 1960s

image: 9 by 13 ½ in. (22.9 by 34.3 cm.)

frame: 16 by 21 in. (40.6 by 53.34 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is a remarkably open rendering of the negative, with a high level of detail visible throughout, including in the wispy gauze curtains in the foreground and the mountainous background. It is on somewhat rigid, double-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface that measures 11 by 14 inches. It is in generally excellent condition. In raking light, scattered tiny deposits of original retouching are visible throughout the image. A small area at the lower right corner that is somewhat lighter in tonality corresponds to retouching on the negative and is visible in other prints of this image. There are 2 sharp, diagonal creases at the upper right and lower left margin corners. Along the lower margin edge is a gray fingerprint from processing. On the reverse of the print are two small brown paper tape hinge remnants and some minor soiling. When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph appears to fluoresce.


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Collection of Shirley Carter Burden

By descent through family to the present owners

The Americans, no. 15

Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans (Washington, D. C., National Gallery of Art, 2009), pp. 227, 464, and 465, and Contact no. 15

Robert Frank: The Aperture History of Photography Series (Aperture, 1976), p. 63

Robert Frank: Story Lines (London, Tate Modern, 2004)frontispiece 6 

Marianne Fulton, Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America (Boston, 1988), p. 178

Peter Weiermair and Gerald Matt, Americans: The Social Landscape from 1940 until 2006, Masterpieces of American Photography (Bologna, 2006), p. 42

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Shirley C. Burden Photographic Collection, February - April 1978