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Dorothea Lange

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama

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October 5, 03:37 PM GMT


15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Dorothea Lange

1895 - 1965

Ex-Slave with Long Memory, Alabama

gelatin silver print, flush-mounted to unprocessed photographic paper, annotated '#13' and '36,' likely in the photographer's hand, in ink on the reverse, framed, 1937, probably printed in the early 1950s

image: 13 ¼ by 10 ½ in. (33.7 by 26.7 cm.)

frame: 22 by 18 ½ in. (55.9 by 47 cm.)

Collection of Shirley Carter Burden

By descent through family to the present owners

Dorothea Lange (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966), p. 43

Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman (Fort Worth: The Amon Carter Museum, 1967), p. 53

Milton Meltzer, Dorothea Lange: A Photographer’s Life (New York, 1978) p. 216

Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime (New York: Aperture, 1982), p. 93

Therese Thau Heyman, Sandra S. Phillips, and John Szarkowski, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs (San Francisco, 1992), pl. 62

Keith F. Davis, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange (Kansas City, 1995), p. 69 (variant)

Mark Durden, Dorothea Lange (New York and London, 2001), p. 73

Pierre Borhan, ed., Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer (Boston, 2002), p. 122 (variant)

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019), p. 34

Laguna Beach Art Gallery, March - April 1965

Fullerton Junior College, 29 Photography Greats: A Photographic Exhibition, December 1967 - January 1968