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The Delta of the Rio Grande,

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions (Image): 224 x 332 mm (8.8 x 13.1 in.)

Signed in pencil on mount, lower right: “Laura Gilpin / 1948”; inscribed in pencil on mount, lower left: “for Paul Horgan/whose works flow with th/same sure rythm (sic) as the River's Water.”; inscribed in pencil, center: “‘A RIVER, LIKE TRUTH, WILL FLOW ON FOREVER AND HAVE NO END.’ —CONFUCIUS.”

Edition: Photograph presented in Gilpin’s folder with block-printed logo.

Accession number: 1982.21.1

Gift of Paul Horgan (Professor Emeritus and Author in Residence, 1971–1995), 1982

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Gift of the artist to Paul Horgan on the occasion of the publication of his book Great River, 1954

The image depicts a scene photographed from a small airplane.

Bibliography: Laura Gilpin, The Rio Grande: River of Destiny (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949), p. 236.

Work Type: photograph

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