Merce Cunningham in El Penitente - Martha Graham Chorography (sic)

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900 - 1992



Gelatin silver print

Image: 11 7/8 × 10 3/8 in. (30.1 × 26.4 cm)

Mount: 12 13/16 × 11 3/16 in. (32.6 × 28.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Nils and Kara Morgan



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper left margin: 6 96; inscribed, in graphite, lower left margin: p. 96; inscribed, in graphite, margin: [horizontal and vertical lines emanating perpindicularly from each corner]; titled, in graphite, on reverse, upper center: El Penitente P. 96; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, center: nitente [first part is obscured by sticker, visible portion is over stamp]; stamped, in ink, on reverse, right center: COPYRIGHT PHOTO / Not To Be Reproduced / Without Written Permission / BARBARA MORGAN / 120 High Point Road / Scarsdale, New York 10584 / WHEN USED IN ANY MEDIA / CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN: / PHOTOGRAPH BY BARBARA MORGAN / NO ARBITRARY CROPPING MAYBE DONE; printed, in ink, on reverse, left center [on sticker adhered to mount]: BARBARA MORGAN / Studio: 120 High Point Road, Scarsdale, New York - 10853 / [line extending from left edge to right edge] [all in red ink] / Merce Cunningham in / #5- [ boxed on three sides, inscribed in blue ink] EL PENITENTE-Martha Graham Chorography / Please do not crop photograph, for the [not crop underscored in ink, by hand] / surrounding negative space is absolutely / essential to the dynamics of the composition. / Photograph to be returned after one time / [line extending from left edge to right edge in red ink] / use. Thank you,; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 7

Published References

Curtis L. Cartier, Barbara Morgan, Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, & Photographs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 1988, ill. p. 70; Barbara Morgan, Masters of Photography, Hong Kong: Aperture Foundation, 1999, ill. p. 31.


The artist; Nils [her grandson] and Kara Morgan, Redding, Connecticut; given to present collection, 2007.

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