Milkweed (aka: Hand with Dandelion) by Ruth Bernhard

Milkweed (aka: Hand with Dandelion) by Ruth Bernhard

Milkweed (aka: Hand with Dandelion)

Ruth Bernhard

Title

Milkweed (aka: Hand with Dandelion)

 
Artist
Year
1936 (circa) 
Technique
silver print photograph 
Image Size
12 1/4 x 10" image and paper 
Signature
studio stamp on verso 
Edition Size
not applicable 
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State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19653 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

This photograph was done in 1946 and is stamped with the photographer's 2982 Clay St., San Francisco studio stamp on the verso, which would date the printing after 1953 when she moved from Carmel to San Francisco.

An illustration of this image is shown on page 106 of Margaretta Mitchell's book "Ruth Bernhard - Between Art & Life", Chronicle Books, 2000, in a photomontage of six images titled "Hands 1937-1946". Bernhard commented "...The hand is creation - reproduction to continue life...It is all as simple as that."