Merce Cunningham - Leap

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900 - 1992



Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 7/16 × 7 5/16 in. (24 × 18.5 cm)

Sheet: 9 9/16 × 7 3/8 in. (24.3 × 18.7 cm)

Mount: 10 7/16 × 9 in. (26.5 × 22.9 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


Signed and dated, in ink, lower right margin: 1942 - c. 1974 / photograph - Barbara Morgan [in script]; titled, in ink, lower left margin: MERCE CUNNINGHAM - LEAP; inscribed, in ink, left margin: NO CROPPING BEYOND INDICATED MARKS - inscribed, ink, margin: [lines emanating perpindicularly from each corner indicating cropping point]; inscribed, in ink, left margin: OVER [in script, at 45 degree angle, underscored by arrow]; inscribed, in green ink, lower right margin: 41; inscribed, ink ink, on reverse, upper center: CUNNINGHAM "LEAP" / MERCE CUNNINGHAM - "TOTEM ANCESTOR" [TOTEM ANCESTOR with multiple strikethroughs] - 1942 [entire line underscored] / Barbara Morgan - [last line in script]; stamped, in ink, on reverse, center: COPYRIGHT PHOTO [OPYR, T, TO inscribed over in ink] / Not To Be Reproduced / Without Written Permission / BARBARA MORGAN [entire line inscribed over in ink] / 120 High Point Road [igh inscribed over in ink]/ Scarsdale, New York 10584 [3 inscribed over 4, in ink] / WHEN USED IN ANY MEDIA / CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN: / PHOTOGRAPH BY BARBARA MORGAN / NO ARBITRARY CROPPING MAYBE DONE; in scribed, in ink, on reverse, right: Book Copyright - 1972 [underscored] / B.B.M. [all in script}; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, lower center: NO CROPPING BEYOND INDICATED MARKS / CREDIT: photograph by BARBARA MOREGAN / TO BE RETURNED after ONE-TIME USE [all in script, each line underscored]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 8


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

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