A Tale of Two Cities

Abelardo Morell, American, born 1948



Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on aluminum


Image: 31 15/16 × 40 3/16 in. (81.1 × 102 cm)

Frame: 45 1/16 × 52 9/16 in. (114.4 × 133.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Valerie Hartman, Class of 1985



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left, in black ink: ABELARDO MORELL; inscribed, lower right, in black ink: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, 2001; numbered, lower center, in black ink: 4/15

Course History

ENGL 72.13, Word-Image Theory, Michael Chaney, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

Art for Dartmouth, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 31, 2019-November 2, 2020.


Christie's Photographs, New York, Thursday, April 3, 2014, Lot 00158; to Valerie Hartman, Boston, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2017.

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