Jan 23, 2020
Jan 23, 2020


France. Paris. Widow of Montmartre



Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 20.2 x 30.4 cm (7 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.3 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.1044


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The widow, who lived alone in a garret in Paris, had known Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.


Stationed in a photo lab outside Paris while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, the twenty-two-year-old Davidson began photographing the aged widow of Impressionist painter Léon Fauché. In a methodical dedication that would later become typical of Davidson’s working style, he visited Madame Margaret Fauché daily for months, photographing every aspect of her life.

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