Backlot Buddha

Peter Stackpole, American, 1913 - 1997


negative 1940s; print date unknown

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 9 5/16 × 7 9/16 in. (23.6 × 19.2 cm)

Mount: 15 1/16 × 13 5/16 in. (38.2 × 33.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Elizabeth and David C. Lowenstein ’67 Fund and the Fund for Contemporary Photography

© Estate of Peter Stackpole



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, on mount below image lower right: Peter Stackpole; inscribed, on reverse of mount, upper left: Budha[sic] – Back Lot M.G.M.; upper right: 44; lower left: W.B.


Seth Bunnell, Tomales, California; sold to present collection, 2016.

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