Woman and boy sitting in chair

Accession Number: 1982:1712:0001


Maker: Unidentified


Title: Woman and boy sitting in chair


Date: ca. 1915


Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process


Dimensions: Image: 7.3 x 6.6 cm Overall: 8.3 x 10.1 cm


George Eastman House Collection


General information about the George Eastman House Photography Collection is available at www.eastmanhouse.org/inc/collections/photography.php.


For information on obtaining reproductions go to: www.eastmanhouse.org/flickr/index.php?pid=1982:1712:0001.

  • Jessie 7y

    They are beautiful!
  • Emuishere Peliculas 7y

  • nicola paradiso 7y

    Please post this wonderful photo at

  • George Derek Thompson 7y

    The dark clothing does not necessarily indicate that the woman in the picture was in mourning, but the date (1915) may mean that she is a War Widow.

    Autochrome never produced saturated colors, and there are very few action pictures taken in it because of its low film speed..
  • Un-Alien-able 7y

    More likely mourning a proxy marriage!
  • a b 7y

    The woman emits a deep, sad and possibly troubled aura. She
    is beautiful, but struggling also. The boy looks so modern in his smile and overall look; he is but a child that did not seem to be
    engolfed in the woman's effect.
  • ~Terri~P~ 7y

    Her expression is so sad and she is still so young. He just seems happy to be with her and doesn't see she is troubled. That's the great thing about childhood.
  • Kymberly68 7y

    Isn't this the same woman from earlier (the very beautiful full face portrait)? And the chair is the one that later appears in "stern man reading book"?
  • leyvso 7y

    Yes, here she is again:

    Woman's face by George Eastman House
  • 大伟 董 7y

    pictorialism,i like it
  • Andi Jetaime 7y

  • Ashley MacLean & Traci Matlock 6y

    this is so beautifully gorgeous. and perhaps she is sad or detached from something or just trying to be still as easily as possible; whatever it is, this is a truly incredible photograph.
  • morrisoxford61 6y

    fantastic picture, it looks like one of the pre raphealites
  • Kent Clark 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Fine Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • besu25 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fascination of life and love, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jennifer 5y

    This is one of the most moving and haunting images I've seen. What a treasure and resource the Eastman House is. Many, many thanks.
  • Jesse Draper 5y

    I saw this picture on Saturday, and I just had to do a little oil painting of the woman's face.
    Woman in Mourning
  • Jon Nelsey 4y

    That's fantastic. And great oil painting above!
  • Bokehneer 4y

    I really enjoyed this photo. It is a beautiful compostion, and I especially love the contrast of emotions between the woman and the boy!
  • kcarter2221 2y

    I believe this is a memorial picture. Look at the mother's right hand. They often had children in the photo with a deceased sibling or mother. Of course, it would be amazing that the little boy didn't look traumatized if this was true.
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