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Dana and the Apple, New York

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Dana and the Apple, New York

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Edward J. Steichen
American, 1879–1973

Date

1922

Medium

Carbro print

Accession #

1998.49

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

By looking directly into the camera with a coy self-assured smile, actress Dana Desboro Glover, who married Steichen a year after this portrait was taken, appears confident and relaxed. Unlike many women through the history of photography, Glover has agency over her portrayal in that she is both aware of the camera’s presence and appears to be in intimate dialogue with the photographer. The soft focus on her face and sharp focus on the apple subtly refer to the story of Adam and Eve.

Credit

Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bernstein

Image Copyright

© The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York