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Wedding Party of Four

Black-and-white photograph of four brown-skinned figures. A woman in a white wedding dress and veil is seated in the center, holding a bouquet of flowers. She is flanked by two standing men wearing tuxedos, and one standing woman who wears an elaborate dress and holding flowers. The painted backdrop is a faux classical scene, with an arch and a fake window.

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  • Black-and-white photograph of four brown-skinned figures. A woman in a white wedding dress and veil is seated in the center, holding a bouquet of flowers. She is flanked by two standing men wearing tuxedos, and one standing woman who wears an elaborate dress and holding flowers. The painted backdrop is a faux classical scene, with an arch and a fake window.

Date:

1927

Artist:

James Van Der Zee
American, 1886–1983

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 2

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

James VanDerZee

Title

Wedding Party of Four

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1927

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Inscribed or on negative recto, lower right, in white: "VANDERZEE / NYC / 1927"; inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "2 - 4[encircled]" verso, upper center, in graphite: "TITLE: WEDDING PORTRAIT OF FOUR, 1927 / PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES VANDERZEE / COPYRIGHT © BY DONNA MUSSENDEN VANDERZEE / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / VINTAGE PRINT / CERTIFIED: Donna Mussenden VDZ / November 2003"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "Z80:1:523B / 1-10-8/6-0"

Dimensions

24.6 × 20 (image); 25.3 × 20.1 cm (paper)

Credit Line

The Director's Fund

Reference Number

2004.103

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