Untitled (41017)

France. Paris. Widow of Montmartre

Untitled (41017)

1956

Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)

Gelatin silver print

Paper: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.1042

Location

Did you know?

The widow, who lived alone in a garret in Paris, had known Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.

Description

Stationed in a photo lab outside Paris while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, the twenty-two-year-old Davidson began photographing the aged widow of Impressionist painter Léon Fauché. In a methodical dedication that would later become typical of Davidson’s working style, he visited Madame Margaret Fauché daily for months, photographing every aspect of her life.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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