Fred Astaire in "Funny Face"

A work made of gelatin silver print.
© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1927

Artist:

Edward Steichen
American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973

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Photography

Artist

Edward Steichen

Title

Fred Astaire in "Funny Face"

Origin

United States

Date

1927

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Printed recto, in negative, along upper edge, in white: "Vanity Fair - 19[illegible] .5.1927"; recto, upper right, in white: "#18"; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "123" [encircled]; stamped verso, upper left, slightly faded, in black ink: "PLEASE RETURN TO THE / PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT / The Museum of Modern Art / 11 West 53rd St., New York"; printed, typed, stamped and inscribed verso, on label [top to bottom, left to right], center, in black ink and graphite: "THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / 11 WEST 53 STREET, NEW YORK 19, N.Y. / TITLE: [printed] Fred Astaire. 1927 [typed] FOR Vanity Fair / Top Hat in Funny Face N.Y. [inscribed] ARTIST: [typed] Edward Steichen / IF REPRODUCED THE FOLLOWING CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN ON THE SAME OR FACING PAGE / EXHIBITION: [printed] / STEICHEN THE PHOTOGRAPHER / Museum of Modern Art / March 23 - May 21, 1961 [stamped] / THIS PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE BLED OFF THE PAGE OR CROPPED WHEN RE-/PRODUCED. IF A DETAIL IS USED, IT MUST BE SO IDENTIFIED IN THE CAPTION [printed/end of label]"; inscribed verso, center, in graphite "[illegible] / 1927 / 514" [encircled]; stamped verso, lower left, faded, in black ink: "PLEASE RETURN TO THE / PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT / The Museum of Modern Art / 11 West 53rd St., New York"; verso, lower right, faded, in black ink: "PLEASE RETURN TO THE / PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT / The Museum of Modern Art / 11 West 53rd St., New York"; inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: "glossy / 11 x 14 [crossed out] / 14 x 17"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "265"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "2063 / V. F. Feb 1928"

Dimensions

24 × 19.1 cm

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward Steichen by direction of Joanna T. Steichen and George Eastman House

Reference Number

1982.316

Copyright

© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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