Under the Arches, Tunis

Alice Burr, American, 1883 - 1968


about 1910-1919

Platinum print

Sheet: 7 7/8 × 5 5/8 in. (20 × 14.3 cm)

Mount: 11 3/8 × 10 1/8 in. (28.9 × 25.7 cm)

Mount: 17 13/16 × 13 1/8 in. (45.2 × 33.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund, the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund, and the Olivia H. Parker and John O. Parker '58 Acquisition Fund



Place Imaged: Tunis, Tunisia, Northern Africa, Africa

Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: Alice Burr; signed, in graphite, on mount, beneath image, lower right: Alice Burr; inscribed, in ink, on reverse of original mount: Alice Burr / 1661 Green St. / San Francisco. / Title - Under the Arches - Tunis. / Return by Parcels [sic] Post / to / Alice Burr / 1722 Vallejo St. / San Francisco, Cal.; stamped, in ink, on reverse of oringial mount, in oval with scalloped border: PITTSBURGH SALON / MARCH 1919 / No...[in ink, by hand, on dotted line] 37

Exhibition History

Alice Burr, Photographer: A California Pictorialist Rediscovered, The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, University of Maryland/Baltimore County, Baltimore. Maryland, January 29-March 14, 2001.

Alice Burr, Photographer: A California Pictorialist Rediscovered, The California Historical Society, San Francisco, California, May 17-October 8, 2005.

Pittsburgh Salon, March 1919, Catalogue No. 37.


Collection of the artist's nephew, Alan Burr Overstreet (1915-1975); to his wife, Jeanne Slate Overstreet (1918-2005), Bennington, Vermont; sold to present collection, 2000.

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