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Yousuf Karsh

  • Born in Armenia, settling first in Canada and eventually in the United States, Karsh made a career photographing the world’s most distinguished statesmen, artists, literary figures, musicians, scientists, actors, and actresses. Traveling the globe, he gained access to virtually every great figure of his time. Among his iconic images are ones he made of Winston Churchill (1941), Albert Einstein (1948), Pablo Picasso (1954), Georgia O’Keeffe (1956), Ernest Hemingway (1957), Jacqueline Kennedy (1957), Sophia Loren (1981), and Jessye Norman (1990).

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  • Claudio Arrau

    1980
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Claudio Arrau/1980

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.85 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.142

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Samuel Barber

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Samuel Barber/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.0 x 40.16 cm (19 11/16 x 15 13/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.143

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jean-Louis Barrault

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jean-Louis Barrault/1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.2 x 49.05 cm (23 5/16 x 19 5/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.144

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Leonard Bernstein

    1985
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite bottom ctr: 2 Below, stamped in black ink: c 1985 in graphite, erased: Yousuf Karsh Below, in graphite: Mr Leonard Bernstein

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.3 x 49.85 cm (23 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.145

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Humphrey Bogart

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Humphrey Bogart/1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.4 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.146

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Pablo Casals

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Pablo Casals/1954

    Provenance

    Artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.4 x 49.2 cm (23 3/4 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.147

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Winston Churchill

    1941
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 97.2 x 75.3 cm (38 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.) Framed: 129.9 x 103.2 x 3.5 cm (51 1/8 x 40 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.) Mount: 121.9 x 90.5 cm (48 x 35 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.148

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Joan Crawford (hand on hip)

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Joan Crawford/1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.5 x 40 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.149

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Cecil B. DeMille

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Cecil B. DeMille/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40.48 x 48.89 cm (15 15/16 x 19 1/4 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.150

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Christian Dior

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Christian Dior/1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.1 x 40.3 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.151

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Anita Ekberg

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Anita Ekberg/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.32 x 40.32 cm (19 13/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.152

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Clark Gable

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Clark Gable/1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.2 x 39.4 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.153

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • J. Paul Getty

    1964
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: J. Paul Getty/1964

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.37 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.154

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Alberto Giacometti

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Alberto Giacometti/1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.4 x 48.3 cm (23 3/4 x 19 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.155

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Glenn Gould

    1957
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Glenn Gould/1957

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.5 x 40.0 cm (19 1/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.156

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ernest Hemingway

    1957
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ernest Hemingway/1957

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.4 x 50.6 cm (23 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.157

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Audrey Hepburn

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Audrey Hepburn/1956

    Provenance

    1996, gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.3 x 39.7 cm (19 7/16 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.158

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Out on Loan

    On display at National Portrait Gallery, London, July 2, 2015 – October 18, 2015

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  • Augustus John

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Augustus John/1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.16 x 39.37 cm (19 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.159

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Boris Karloff

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Boris Karloff/1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.7 x 40 cm (19 9/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.160

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    1957
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jacqueline Kennedy/1960

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49 x 37.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 11/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.161

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Nikita Khrushchev

    1963
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Nikita Khrushchev/1963

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.2 x 38.8 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.162

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Charles Laughton

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Charles Laughton/1958

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50 x 39.9 cm (19 11/16 x 15 11/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.163

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Le Corbusier

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Le Corbusier/1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.4 x 39.4 cm (19 7/16 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.164

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Sophia Loren

    1981
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Sophia Loren/1981

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 62.9 x 50.9 cm (24 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.165

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Peter Lorre

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Peter Lorre/1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.0 x 40.2 cm (19 11/16 x 15 13/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.166

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Anna Mangnani

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Anna Mangnani/1958

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.37 x 47.94 cm (23 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 60.96 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.167

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Man Ray

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Man Ray/1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.8 x 49.6 cm (23 9/16 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.168

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • The Marx Brothers

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: The Marx Brothers/1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.5 x 49.4 cm (15 9/16 x 19 7/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.169

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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  • Somerset Maugham

    1950
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Somerset Maugham/1952

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.2 x 49.3 cm (23 5/16 x 19 7/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.170

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Mies van der Rohe

    1962
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Mies van der Rohe/1962

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.8 x 59.6 cm (19 5/8 x 23 7/16 in.) Mount: 61.0 x 76.2 cm (24 x 30 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.171

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Henry Moore

    1972
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Aged Moore, in dark jacket, with non-representational sculpture (vs. the earlier Karsh portrait from 1949–youthful Moore with figural sculpture).

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Henry Moore/1972

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.3 x 39.6 cm (19 7/16 x 15 9/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.172

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jessye Norman

    1990
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, bottom ctr.: 3 Below, stamped in black ink: c 1990, in graphite; Yousuf Karsh, Below, in graphite: Jessye Norman

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.3 x 44.7 cm (23 3/8 x 17 5/8 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 57.2 cm (30 x 22 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.173

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georgia O'Keeffe/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.6 x 39.6 cm (19 1/2 x 15 9/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.174

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe (seated)

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Ref: Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective, p. 111.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georgia O'Keeffe/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.4 x 48.3 cm (23 3/4 x 19 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.175

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    In doorway.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georgia O'Keeffe/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.1 x 40.3 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.176

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Albert Schweitzer

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Ref: Karsh, Portraits of Greatness, p. 179; Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective, p. 144.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Albert Schweitzer/1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.3 x 50.6 cm (23 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.177

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • George Bernard Shaw (head and shoulders)

    1943
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Ref: Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective, p. 61.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: G.B. Shaw/1943

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.3 x 50.3 cm (23 3/4 x 19 13/16 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.178

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jean Sibelius

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jean Sibelious/1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.4 x 50.2 cm (23 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.179

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Harry Truman

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Harry S. Truman, 1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.8 x 40.3 cm (19 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.180

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Roman Vishniac

    1971
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Roman Vishniac/1971

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.2 x 38.5 cm (19 3/8 x 15 3/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.181

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Andy Warhol

    1979
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On Mount, in black ink, below image, l. l.: Karsh; Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Andy Warhol/ 1979

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.3 x 47.3 cm (23 3/4 x 18 5/8 in.) Mount: 76.4 x 61.0 cm (30 1/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.182

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Evelyn Waugh

    1964
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Evelyn Waugh/1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.5 x 48.5 cm (15 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.183

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Tennessee Williams

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Tennesse Williams/1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.6 x 49.6 cm (23 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.184

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Duchess of Windsor

    1971
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Duchess of Windsor/1971

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.1 x 48.5 cm (15 3/8 x 19 1/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.185

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Frank Lloyd Wright/1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.6 x 56.8 cm (19 1/2 x 22 3/8 in.) Mount: 61.0 x 76.2 cm (24 x 30 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.186

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Lily Dache

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Lily Dache/1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.5 cm (19 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.187

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Lord Tweedsmuir (John Buchan) in office

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: (John Buchan)/Lord Tweedsmuir/1938

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.6 x 49.7 cm (15 9/16 x 19 9/16 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.188

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Henry Luce

    1944
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Henry Luce/1944

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 27.6 x 21.3 cm (10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.189

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Noel Coward

    1943
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Noel Coward/1943

    Provenance

    The artist; gift June 1996.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.5 x 39.4 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.190

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Marian Anderson

    1945
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Marian Anderson / 1945

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.69 cm (19 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.251

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Apollo XI Crew

    1969
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Apollo XI Crew / 1969

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 49.85 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.252

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Atlas Steel (two men, goggles)

    1950
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Atlas Steel / 1950

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.16 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.253

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Atlas Steel (Lancelot)

    1950
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Atlas Steel / 1950

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.21 x 39.05 cm (19 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.254

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Leslie Caron

    1963
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Leslie Caron / 1963

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 45.0 x 35.9 cm (17 3/4 x 14 1/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.255

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Pablo Casals

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Pablo Casals / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.3 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.256

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Leo Castelli

    1991
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Leo Castelli / 1991

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.3 x 48.0 cm (23 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.) Mount: 76.2 x 61.0 cm (30 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.257

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Thomas Church

    1960
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Thomas Church / 1960

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 34.0 cm (19 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.258

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Winston Churchill

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Winston Churchill / 1956.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.21 x 39.4 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.259

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Lord Kenneth Clark

    1964
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Lord Kenneth Clark / 1964

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.260

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jean Cocteau

    1955
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Profile of face and hands.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jean Cocteau / 1955

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.261

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copeland

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Aaron Copeland / 1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 37.12 cm (19 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.262

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Katherine Cornell

    1947
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Katherine Cornell / 1947

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 37.2 x 38.8 cm (14 5/8 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.263

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Charles de Gaulle

    1944
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Charles de Gaulle / 1944

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.21 x 39.7 cm (19 3/8 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.264

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Elixir

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Elixir / 1938

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.0 x 36.2 cm (18 1/8 x 14 1/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.265

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • George Enescu

    Georges Enesco

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On print, in white ink, l. r.: Karsh. On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georges Enesco / 1954.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 39.7 cm (19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.266

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Eskimo Woman

    1953
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Eskimo Woman / 1953.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.4 x 38.5 cm (15 1/2 x 15 3/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.267

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. / 1954.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.4 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.268

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Arthur Fiedler

    1976
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Arthur Fieldler / 1976.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 40.32 cm (15 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.269

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ford of Canada (surgeons)

    1951
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ford of Canada / 1951.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.4 x 49.53 cm (15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.270

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ford of Canada (with crankshafts)

    1951
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ford of Canada / 1951.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 49.21 cm (15 3/4 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.271

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ford of Canada (rear window)

    1951
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ford of Canada / 1951.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.05 x 49.21 cm (15 3/8 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.272

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Helen Frankenthaler

    1991
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Helen Frankenthaler / 1991.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 61.3 x 50.2 cm (24 1/8 x 19 3/4 in.) Mount: 76.5 x 61.0 cm (30 1/8 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.273

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Buckminster Fuller

    1980
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Buckminster Fuller / 1980.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.21 x 39.4 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.274

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Naum Gabo

    1966
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Naum Gabo / 1966.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 34.0 x 26.4 cm (13 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.275

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    1990
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Mikhail Gorbachev / 1990.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.7 cm (19 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.276

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Sydney Greenstreet

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Sidney Greenstreet / 1946.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 40.32 cm (19 1/2 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.277

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    On View

    Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center ( 130.10)

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  • Jascha Heifetz

    1950
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jascha Heifetz / 1950.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.5 x 40 cm (19 1/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.278

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Johan Helders

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Johan Helders / 1938.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 44.8 x 36.51 cm (17 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.279

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • William Holder

    1952
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: William Holder / 1952. [N.B. "Holder" is correct. Do not change to "Holden"]

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 49.7 cm (15 3/4 x 19 9/16 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.280

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Horses and Farmer

    1953
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island / Horses and Farmer / 1953.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.4 x 49.21 cm (15 1/2 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.281

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Augustus John (head and shoulders)

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Augustus John / 1954.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.05 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.282

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Louis Jouvet

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Louis Jouvet / 1949.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 34.0 x 27.0 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.283

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Carl Jung (head and shoulders)

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Carl Jung / 1958.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40.32 cm (19 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.284

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Estrellita Karsh (horizontal)

    1963
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Estrellita Karsh / 1963.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.03 x 34.6 cm (10 1/4 x 13 5/8 in.) Mount: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.285

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Grace Kelly

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Princess Grace / 1956.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 25.4 x 20.32 cm (10 x 8 in.) Mount: 35.2 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.286

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Mackenzie King

    1940
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Mackenzie King / 1940.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.287

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Betty Low

    1936
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Betty Low / 1939.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 34.0 x 27.0 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.288

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Madge MacBeth

    1936
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Madge McBeth / 1936.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 33.02 x 26.7 cm (13 x 10 1/2 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.289

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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  • Agnes MacPhail

    1934
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Agnes MacPhail / 1934.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.04 x 26.7 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.290

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Daniel Makokis

    1953
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Daniel Makokis / 1953.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 35.24 x 28.0 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.) Mount: 42.5 x 34.9 cm (16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.291

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Thomas Mann

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Thomas Mann / 1946.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 39.05 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.292

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Marshall McLuhan

    1974
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Marshall McLuhan / 1974

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.293

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Arthur Miller

    1991
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Arthur Miller / 1991

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 61.6 x 50.2 cm (24 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.) Mount: 76.5 x 61.3 cm (30 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.294

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Henry Moore (with sweater)

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Henry Moore / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.21 x 39.7 cm (19 3/8 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.295

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Gilbert Murray

    1955
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Gilbert Murray / 1955

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 40.32 cm (19 1/2 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.296

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Edward R. Murrow

    1962
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Edward R. Murrow / 1962

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.297

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ruben Nakian

    1969
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ruben Nakian / 1969

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.298

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Yukio Ozaki (with granddaughter)

    1950
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Yukio Ozaki / 1950

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 41.5 x 34.0 cm (16 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.299

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Lester Pearson

    1957
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Lester Pearson / 1957

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.7 x 40 cm (19 9/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.300

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • John Pershing

    1944
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: John Pershing / 1944

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.8 x 26.03 cm (12 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Mount: 42.2 x 34.6 cm (16 5/8 x 13 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.301

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Maya Plisetskaya

    1963
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Maya Plisetskaya / 1963

    Provenance

    The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA Boston. (Accession Date: September 1998)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.302

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Prairie Wheat Farmer, Regina (horizontal)

    1953
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Prairie Wheat Farmer (Horizontal), 1953

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 50.2 cm (15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.303

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Norman Rockwell

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Normal Rockwell / 1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.3 x 39.1 cm (19 7/16 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.304

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Bertrand Russell

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Bertrand Russell / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.4 x 48.3 cm (15 1/2 x 19 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.305

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ben Shahn

    1966
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ben Shahn / 1966

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40 x 30.5 cm (15 3/4 x 12 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.306

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • G. B. Shaw

    1943
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: G. B. Shaw / 1943

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 33.02 x 26.35 cm (13 x 10 3/8 in.) Mount: 42.5 x 33.0 cm (16 3/4 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.307

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jean Sibelius (eyes open)

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jean Sibelius / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.308

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singer

    1979
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Isaac Bashevis Singer / 1979

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.309

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Edward Steichen (with cigar)

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Edward Steichen / 1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.16 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.310

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Richard Strauss (profile)

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Richard Strauss / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 33.3 x 27 cm (13 1/8 x 10 5/8 in.) Mount: 49.8 x 39.1 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.311

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Richard Strauss (with cap)

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Richard Strauss / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 39.0 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.312

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Igor Stravinsky

    1952
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Igor Stravinsky / 1952

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.75 x 25.72 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.) Mount: 40.6 x 33.0 cm (16 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.313

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Francis Henry Taylor

    1957
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Francis Henry Taylor / 1957

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.38 x 26.03 cm (12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.) Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.314

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Marshal Tito

    1961
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Marshall Tito / 1961

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.7 x 49.53 cm (15 5/8 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.315

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Arnold Joseph Toynbee

    1955
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Arnold Toynbee / 1955

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 39.0 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.316

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Lord Tweedsmuir (with Indian Head Dress)

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Lord Tweedsmuir / 1938

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 39.7 cm (19 3/4 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.317

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Under the Willows (Solange Karsh)

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Under the Willows (Solange Karsh) / 1938

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.6 x 39.4 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.318

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • J. S. Woodsworth

    1938
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: J. S. Woodsworth / 1938

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.4 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.319

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Josef Albers

    1966
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Josef Albers / 1966

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22in.) Other (Mount): 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.320

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • W. H. Auden

    1972
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: W. H. Auden / 1972

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.321

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Joan Baez

    1970
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Joan Baez / 1970

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 40.32 cm (19 1/2 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.322

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Brigitte Bardot

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Brigitte Bardot / 1958

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.1 x 47.94 cm (15 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.323

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ingrid Bergman

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ingrid Bergman / 1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.3 x 38.73 cm (19 7/16 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.324

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Georges Braque

    1949
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georges Braque / 1949

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.325

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Benjamin Britten

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Benjamin Britten / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 40 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.326

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Alexander Calder

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Yousuf Karsh began his career in photography as an apprentice to the Boston studio photographer John Garo. Very early, he determined that his goal was to portray the famous people of his day and to transmit the idea of greatness and genius, as well as the individuality of his sitters. Bold use of light and dark contrasts augments the power of his portraits, and large negatives give them a crisp presence. His subjects typically dominate the foreground and have heroic monumentality. Here, Alexander Calder is shown with his sculpture. The metal disks and star shape stand out against the darkness like a heavenly constellation, while the artist’s head seems to float in space like a rugged planet.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Alexander Calder / 1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.5 x 25.4 cm (12 3/8 x 10 in.) Mount: 41.9 x 34.9 cm (16 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.327

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Albert Camus

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Albert Camus / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 23.81 x 19.1 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 35.2 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.328

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Fidel Castro

    1971
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Fidel Castro / 1971

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40.32 cm (19 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.329

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Marc Chagall

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Marc Chagall / 1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.3 x 52.3 cm (19 x 20 9/16 in.) Mount: 60.6 x 75.9 cm (23 7/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.330

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Bill Clinton

    1993
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Bill Clinton / 1993

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.53 x 39.1 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.331

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    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jean Cocteau (with cigarette and striped tie)

    1955
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jean Cocteau / 1955

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.332

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Alfred Cortot

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Alfred Cortot / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.333

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jacques Cousteau

    1972
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jacques Cousteau / 1972

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.5 x 39.4 cm (19 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.334

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Joan Crawford (with poodle)

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Joan Crawford / 1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.335

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Joan Crawford (hand to head)

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Joan Crawford / 1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40.2 cm (19 5/8 x 15 13/16 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.336

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Dominique de Menil

    1990
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Dominique de Menil / 1990

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 60.7 x 50.2 cm (23 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.) Mount: 76.5 x 61.3 cm (30 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.337

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Walt Disney

    1956
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Walt Disney / 1956

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.82 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.338

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Ruth Draper

    1936
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Ruth Draper; Verso, in graphite, bottom ctr.: The Art of the Portrait/ 1936 Yousuf Karsh/ Ruth Draper

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 16, 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 28.2 x 20.4 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.) Sheet/Mount: 35.4 x 27.8 cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.339

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Albert Einstein

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Albert Einstein / 1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.89 x 53.34 cm (19 1/4 x 21 in.) Mount: 75.8 x 60.9 cm (29 13/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.340

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (with hat)

    1946
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Dwight D. Eisenhower / 1946

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.3 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.341

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • George Enescu (with piano)

    Georges Enesco (with piano)

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Georges Enesco / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 39.37 x 49.21 cm (15 1/2 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.342

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jacob Epstein

    1955
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jacob Epstein / 1955

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40.32 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.343

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Max Ernst

    1965
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh; On mount, graphite, below image, l. r.: 42/50; Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Max Ernst / 1965

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.5 x 55.8 cm (19 1/2 x 22 in.) Mount: 60.9 x 75.8 cm (24 x 29 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.344

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Alexander Fleming

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Alexander Fleming / 1954

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.8 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.345

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Robert Frost

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Robert Frost / 1958

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 30.2 x 20.3 cm (11 7/8 x 8 in.) Mount: 42.8 x 35.6 cm (16 7/8 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.346

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • John Garo

    1936
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: John Garo / 1936

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.86 x 21.59 cm (9 x 8 1/2 in.) Mount: 35.2 x 27.3 cm (13 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.347

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Martha Graham

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Martha Graham / 1948

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.37 x 49.53 cm (23 3/8 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 75.8 x 60.7 cm (29 13/16 x 23 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.348

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Graham Greene

    1964
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Graham Greene / 1964.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.89 x 39.37 cm (19 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.349

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Julie Harris

    1991
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Julie Harris / 1991.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 61.3 x 50.8 cm (24 1/8 x 20 in.) Mount: 76.5 x 61.3 cm (30 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.350

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Sir Edmund Hillary

    1960
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Sir Edmund Hillary / 1960.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.8 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.351

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Alfred Hitchcock

    1960
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Alfred Hitchcock / 1960.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.5 x 39.3 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.352

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Judith Jamison

    1990
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Judith Jamison / 1990

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.1 x 48.9 cm (23 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.) Mount: 75.8 x 60.7 cm (29 13/16 x 23 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.353

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, chromogenic print

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  • Jasper Johns

    1990
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, middle-bottom: Mr. Jasper Johns.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 59.7 x 49.5 cm (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.) Mount: 75.8 x 60.9 cm (29 13/16 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.354

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Carl Jung (in office)

    1958
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Carl Jung / 1958.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.2 x 39.1 cm (19 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 71.3 x 56.0 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.355

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Helen Keller with Polly Thompson

    1948
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Helen Keller, 1948.

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Helen Keller with Polly Thompson/1948.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.26 x 53.34 cm (19 x 21 in.) Mount: 75.9 x 60.7 cm (29 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.356

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • John F. Kennedy

    1960
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: John F. Kennedy/1960.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.5 x 40 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 56.0 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.357

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Wanda Landowska

    1945
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Wanda Landowska/1945.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.358

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jacques - Henri Lartigue

    1981
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jacques - Henry Latrigue/1981.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 50.2 x 40 cm (19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.359

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Jacques Lipchitz

    1970
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Jacques Lipchitz/1970.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.04 x 37.78 cm (18 1/8 x 14 7/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.360

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • David Low

    1943
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: David Low/1943.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.9 x 39.4 cm (19 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.361

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Andre Malraux

    1954
    Yousuf Karsh (Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002)

    Object Place: USA

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, in black ink, below image, l.l.: Karsh. Verso, in graphite, top ctr.: Andre Malraux, 1954.

    Provenance

    The artist; gift September 1998.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

    Copyright

    © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.2 x 38.7 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.362

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Rosette inlay

    Egyptian
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
    1295–1186 B.C.

    Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya, Palace of Ramesses III

    Description

    This circular inlay of polychrome glazed faience is a gray rosette/flower design with 8 inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. Glaze is fairly well preserved, with areas of most wear appearing nearer to the outer edges.

    Provenance

    FromTell el-Yahudiya, palace of Ramesses III. 1887-88: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds with the Egyptian government; 1888: awarded to the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

    Credit Line

    Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diameter x depth: 1.9 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    88.1017

    Medium or Technique

    Polychrome faience

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