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Supper in a Madhouse, 1935

  • William Mortensen, American, 1897-1965

Mortensen pigment process

  • Image: 13 3/4 × 11 1/2 inches (34.9 × 29.2 cm) Sheet: 14 3/4 × 12 1/4 inches (37.5 × 31.1 cm) Mount: 17 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (45.1 × 34.9 cm)

Gift of Edward Wurst



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed and dated, in pencil, on sheet, lower right: William Mortensen 1935

Inscribed, in image [etched in negative] upper left: Supper in a Madhouse Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, upper right: Mortensen Pigment Process Inscribed, in black ink; on verso of mount, upper right: William Mortensen | Laguna Beach | Calif.

Edward Wurst (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1979-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Barr, Nancy W. "The Legacy of Photographic Modernism in America: Edward Weston's 'Photographic Art' and Charles Sheeler's 'Wheels.'" Bulletin of the DIA 80, 1/2 (2006): fig. 8, p. 48 (ill.).

William Mortensen, Supper in a Madhouse, 1935, Mortensen pigment process. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Edward Wurst, F79.39.