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Image: Portrait of the Balinese Dancer, Devi Dja

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo

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Portrait of the Balinese Dancer, Devi Dja

20th century
354 x 280 mm (13.9 x 11 in.)

Richard Avedon, American, (1923–2004)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Signed in ink on verso: “Avedon”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Gift of the artist to Janet Chatfield-Taylor (died 1982, wife of the donor), who worked for Paris Vogue and as Fashion Director of Marshall Field and Saks, and had Avedon do work for her when she was employed at Vanity Fair.
Bibliography: See Avedon letter to Janet Chatfield-Taylor on portrait of Escudero file card; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Avedon (1970), nos. 9, 10; Capote, Avedon (1959), p. 101 (another version of the Devi Dja series, published in Harper’s Bazaar?).
Credit Line: Gift of Simeon Braguin in memory of Janet Chatfield-Taylor (Mrs. Simeon Braguin), 1984
Accession Number: 1984.19.1.1

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  • dance - Performing art form realized in rhythmic movement, creating visual designs by a series of poses and tracing of patterns through space in the course of measured units of time. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added.]
  • dancers - Use for those who engage in the activity of dancing or who practice the art of dance, especially as a profession. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added. November 1992 alternate term added.]
  • female portraits
  • Indonesia - TGN 1000116
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

  • image Dimensions: 354 x 280 mm (13.9 x 11 in.)

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