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Mahatma Gandhi Spinning

Black-and-white photograph of a brown-skinned man seated on the floor looking at some papers, with a desk and spinning wheel.
© Estate of Margaret Bourke-White / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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  • Black-and-white photograph of a brown-skinned man seated on the floor looking at some papers, with a desk and spinning wheel.

Date:

April 1946

Artist:

Margaret Bourke-White
American, 1904–1971

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Margaret Bourke-White

Title

Mahatma Gandhi Spinning

Place

New York City (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1946

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, upper left, sideways, in graphite: "582 [underlined] 2 [encircled] / Mce [?]"

Dimensions

Image/paper: 37.1 × 49.5 cm (14 5/8 × 19 1/2 in.); Mount: 55.9 × 71.2 cm (22 1/16 × 28 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Photography and Media Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1957.134

Copyright

© Estate of Margaret Bourke-White / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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