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Double Portrait of Valentine Hugo as Queen of Diamonds
  • Man Ray
    born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Paris, France ; active: United States, France
  • Double Portrait of Valentine Hugo as Queen of Diamonds, 1935
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22.1 x 16 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 11/16 x 6 1/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 13 x 10 1/2 x 1 in
    Weight: 3 lbs
  • Museum purchase: National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Evans
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0106
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a woman (identified as Valentine Hugo) on a playing card, the Queen's card. The image of the woman is bust-length, and the image is reflected on the bottom of the card. She is in three-quarters view. She is wearing a black hat and she has short, light-colored, curly hair that is visible from underneath the hat. She is wearing a black sweater with white sleeves and a black and white striped collar. There is a white diamond in the top left and bottom right corners. There is a "Q" and small diamond in each corner of the card, on a white border.