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Image of Djuna Barnes 44068


Berenice Abbott, H 1982 (Springfield, Ohio, 1898 - 1991, Monson, Maine)


Djuna Barnes

Creation Date

1926 (printed 1960's)


20th century


13 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (34.61 x 26.99 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, France

Medium and Support

gelatin silver print on paper

Credit Line

Gift of David R. Anderson' 55


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Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 9:32 AM
To: Frank Goodyear <>
Subject: Re: Djuna Barnes photo

Great.  I'm pleased. I like the face-to image better than the Whistler's  Mother-like image and I am pleased that the copy was made by Abbott in her Maine studio. Best regards, David

David Anderson <> 
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:24 PM
To: Frank Goodyear <>
Subject: Re: Djuna Barnes photo
Frank, She's facing the camera directly. The provenance data claims that the print I have  was made in the 60's or 70's. The NYT article that discusses the photograph refers to copies "authorized" in the 80's. The one I have is said to have been made by Abbott, not authorized. This suggests that the image had a long history. FYI, the reference to the NYT article is p. A15, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. It is by Sarah Boxer titled "Of Prints and Process: THe Science Behind Art"

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