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Victorian Child Thinking

Victorian Child Thinking

Artist: Olivia Parker (American, born 1941)
Date: 1985
Medium: dye diffusion transfer prints (Polaroid)
Dimensions:
Image: 20 3/8 x 24 in. (51.8 x 61 cm)
Support: 21 7/8 x 29 13/16 in. (55.6 x 75.7 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Jane Reese Williams Collection, Gift of Cindy Ewing, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.16.1
Description
In this still life, the artist uses nineteenth-century photographic portraits as a starting point for the imagination. The picture’s title suggests that the array of objects – crayons, a scrap of paper, some butterfly wings – are part of the thoughts or memories of the children, photographed so long ago but appearing right in front of our eyes.
Not on view