Robert Desnos

Claude Cahun, French, 1894 - 1954



Gelatin silver print

Overall: 4 5/16 × 3 3/8 in. (11 × 8.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund



Place Made: France, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right: 1900/202h 7; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right corner: cc36534c [Zabriskie inventory number]

Exhibition History

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Women Photographers at the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 12-September 19, 2004.

Publication History

K. Conley, Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and the Marvelous in Everday Life (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003): 224, also reproduced on cover of book and as fig. 9 (between pages 126 and 127).


Cahun/Schwob Family; Virginia Zabriskie, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2003.

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