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Do Tell

Photograph of a brown-skinned woman with a bouquet of flowers in her lap. She sits in a chair, resting her head in her right hand, and gazes directly at the viewer, smiling slightly. Her hair is short, and she wears pearls, a watch, and long earrings. The background is in black-and-white, but her dress and the flowers have been tinted with yellow and orange hues.

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  • Photograph of a brown-skinned woman with a bouquet of flowers in her lap. She sits in a chair, resting her head in her right hand, and gazes directly at the viewer, smiling slightly. Her hair is short, and she wears pearls, a watch, and long earrings. The background is in black-and-white, but her dress and the flowers have been tinted with yellow and orange hues.

Date:

1930

Artist:

James Van Der Zee
American, 1886–1983

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

James VanDerZee

Title

Do Tell

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1930

Medium

Hand tinted gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in yellow and pink pencil: "NYC VANDERZEE / 1930"; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "TITLE, DO TELL..., 1930 / PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES VANDERZEE / COPYRIGHT © BY DONNA MUSSENDEN VANDERZEE / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / VINTAGE PRINT / CERTIFIED: Donna Mussenden VDZ / REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED WITHOUT / WRITTEN PERMISSION"; stamped verso, center, in purple ink: "G. G. G. PHOTO STUDIO, Inc. / 2065-7th AVE., N.Y.C." verso, center, upside-down, in purple ink: "G. G. G. PHOTO STUDIO, Inc. / 2065-7th AVE., N.Y.C." inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: "PF 32928"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "TR 675-2000"

Dimensions

24.4 × 19.3 cm (image); 25.2 × 20.1 cm (paper)

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2002.99

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