Jun 28, 2007
Sep 7, 2005

The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table


Paul Outerbridge

(American, 1896–1958)

Assembly process color print (three-color carbro process)

Image: 30 x 39.3 cm (11 13/16 x 15 1/2 in.); Paper: 30.1 x 42.5 cm (11 7/8 x 16 3/4 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 55.9 cm (18 x 22 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Ralph S. Allen 1942.1164


Did you know?

The gray scale at the bottom, intended to help printers in color matching, would not have been visible in the printed reproduction of the image.


A gift of six color images by Outerbridge was the second group of photographs to enter the museum’s fine art collection. Supporting himself as an advertising photographer and graphic designer, he began experimenting with color photography and printing in 1929, when the processes were still very unstable and arcane. Outerbridge preferred the vivid hues and permanence of the dauntingly complex carbro process, which produced color prints from black-and-white negatives.

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