Hans Kühn

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Hans Kühn

circa 1906
Photographs
Platinum print
Image: 16 1/4 × 12 7/8 in. (41.3 × 32.7 cm) Primary support: 19 7/8 × 12 7/8 in. (50.5 × 32.7 cm) Mat: 24 × 28 in. (60.96 × 71.12 cm)
The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and promised gift of Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.1172)
Not currently on public view

History

Collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon had a special affinity for this photograph by Hans Kühn....
Collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon had a special affinity for this photograph by Hans Kühn. Maggi Weston, proprietor of the Weston Gallery, recalled the time she first showed the couple this image: "I wasn’t used to people in Los Angeles liking 19th century work, but I took some work with me and called Len when I arrived. I took a Heinrich Kühn, and Marjorie just loved it, it was her favorite. She said, "Oh, that looks like me as a young girl!"
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Bibliography

  • Salvesen, Britt. See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition: the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2013.