Portrait of Stella Bloch

1919–20
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (American (born in Ceylon), 1877–1947)


Catalogue Raisonné

S.302.1-3.1997

Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 23.5 x 18.4 cm (9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.1307

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

In addition to being an insightful writer on aesthetics and symbolism, Ananda Coomaraswamy, the Museum’s Keeper of Indian Art, was an amateur photographer. It was he who proposed the Museum’s first Stieglitz acquisition, in 1924. The dancer Stella Bloch was at the this time Coomaraswamy’s wife.

Provenance

Artist; gift 1923.

Credit Line

Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy