Peasant Woman, Westerwald

Object Details

Title:

Peasant Woman, Westerwald

Artist/Maker(s):

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place(s):

Westerwald, Germany (Place created)

Date:

negative 1913; print about 1930

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

17.1 x 11.7 cm (6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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Sander often extracted tightly cropped head shots from full-length portraits, creating a standardized format to contemplate different human types. Images such as this one of a peasant woman are reminiscent of ethnological photographs frequently executed in the late nineteenth century. However, instead of documenting people from faraway places, Sander's pictures reveal the physical features of the "tribes" of his native Germany.

Provenance
1984 -

Gunther Sander, German, 1907 - 1987

Exhibitions
August Sander's People of the 20th Century (November 16, 2007 to September 14, 2008)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, (Sydney), November 16, 2007 to February 3, 2008
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), May 6 to September 14, 2008