Aug 15, 2018

Faith Domergue (standing on rocks)

Faith Domergue (standing on rocks)


Edward Weston

(American, 1886–1958)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 12.7 x 9.5 cm (5 x 3 3/4 in.); Paper: 12.7 x 9.5 cm (5 x 3 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Longstreth 2019.163



It seems odd, considering Weston’s many sensual portraits and nudes, that he depicted actress Faith Domergue as prim and proper. While the actress was known for her smoldering sexuality, she is photographed here costumed for a film role that exemplified pent-up passion. She was starring as a nineteenth-century Corsican maiden who pushes her brother to avenge their father’s murder.

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