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Country Girls

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Country Girls

Artist: August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)
Date: 1925, printed 1991
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Board: 17 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (44.1 × 34 cm.)
Sheet: 10 1/4 × 7 7/16 in. (26 × 18.9 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Rusty Hubbell and Ellen and Jim Hubbell Photography Acquisition Fund and the Peg Buckley Fund for Print Acquisitions, 2019.19
Accession number: 2019.19
Classification: photograph
Label TextThis work is from August Sander's open-ended and ultimately incomplete photography project titled People of the Twentieth Century. His goal was to photograph a cross-section of German society and he divided the series into seven sections: The Farmer, The Skilled Tradesman, Woman, Classes and Professions, The Artists, The City, and The Last People (including the homeless and other disen-franchised people). Among the first works by the artist to enter the collections. NEWS, Oct|Nov|Dec 2019.
SignedG Sander 91 (l,l verso, graphite)
MarksAUG. SANDER KÖLN LINDENTHAL (l,l stamp)
Inscription8/12/91/3/1/6619 (l,l verso, graphite); 3-LD (l,l verso, graphite); CTC 17 (l,l verso, graphite); © AUGUST SANDER ARCHIVE, ASA#3/1/6619 (numbers written in black ink), Edition 1991, Ed.# 8/12 (8 written in black ink) (l,c vers, stamp in black ink); AUGUST SANDER MENSCHEN DES ZWANZIGSTEN JAHRHUNDERTS (August Sander Archive paper label on mount verso); © AUGUST SANDER ARCHIVE, ASA#3/1/6619 (numbers written in black ink), Edition 1991, Ed.# 8/12 (8 written in black ink) (mount verso stamp in black ink); August Sander, Menschen Des 20.Jahrhunderts, ASA 3/1/6619 (numbers written in black ink), Edition 1991 (second 1 written in black ink), No.: 8/12 (numbers written in black ink), NB I/1/6 (numbers written in black ink), CTC 19 (numbers written in black ink), © SK-Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv-VG-Bildkunst, Bonn (mount verso, stamp in black ink); LVM 27879 (l,c mount verso, graphite); NB I/1/6 (l,c mount verso, blue ink); PC 19 (l,c mount verso, black ink); $4,500 (l,r mount verso, graphite)
Catalogue RaisonnéAperture p. 15; CTC 19; NB I/1/6
Edition8/12
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