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Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Jacques Henri Lartigue

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Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Jacques Henri Lartigue

1911 (printed 1972)
20th century
169 x 230 mm (6.7 x 9.1 in.)

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French, (1894–1986)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print with toning on photographic paper mounted on board
Series: from Portfolio of Photographs
Edition: Number 36 from edition of 50 printed by Jean Yves du Barré under the supervision of Jacques Henri Lartigue, published by Witkin-Berley Limited, New York, with a preface by Lartigue and an introduction by Anaïs Nin.
Marks: Inscribed in pencil on mat, verso: “from PF101006”; portfolio sticker adhered to verso of mat, inscribed in blue ink: “7”
Bibliography: Kevin Moore, Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004), plate 26.
Credit Line: Magdalena Wagner Fund and Weedon Endowment funds, 2011
Accession Number: 2011.10.7

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  • bobsleds - Use for heavy, sturdy sleds having two pairs of runners, a brake, and steering mechanism that enables the front rider to direct the sled down steeply banked chutes; found in two- and four-rider versions. [July 1994 related term added; lead-in term added.]
  • France - TGN 1000070
  • invention - The quality of original and productive creativity. Use with reference specifically to art theory, especially during the Renaissance, to mean the selection and utilization of subject matter.
  • leisure - Freedom from work or other obligatory activities.
  • wheels - Circular frameworks of wood, metal, or other hard material often with cogs or teeth on the rim used to transmit or modify force and motion in machinery or a mechanical contrivance. W [March 1993 descriptor moved.]

  • image Dimensions: 169 x 230 mm (6.7 x 9.1 in.)

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