Eleanor Parke Custis (Washington, D.C., United States)
The Spell of the Matterhorn
Gelatin silver print (bromide), early 1940s
Signed and titled by the photographer, in pencil, on overmat recto; with Custis's address/caption label and a stamp from the Milwaukee Pictorialists Salon, where the print was shown, on mount verso. NOTE: This photograph was also exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution in 1947. Custis, a direct descendant of Martha Custis, the wife of George Washington, was the country's most prominent woman Pictorialist during the 1930s and 40s. She exhibited extensively and received wide recognition during a lengthy career which extended from the mid 1920s to the 1960s. Custis was also a highly regarded painter who worked in watercolor, oil and gouache.
Size:13 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (34 x 41 cm.)
No. 15.40
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