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Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat and Abbie Lane)
  • Robert Benton
    born 1932
    born: Waxahachie, Texas, United States ; active: United States
  • Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat and Abbie Lane), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8.6 x 12.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 3/8 x 5 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27.7 x 35 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0427
Description

Black-and-white image of a man and woman seated in front of a table. There are two drinks, with ice, in front of them, and there is an ashtray in front of the drinks. The man is in the left side of the image, and his proper right elbow is propped on the table so that his hand is near the side of his head. His left hand is resting on the table next to the woman, whose right hand is placed over his left. She is leaning toward him and pointing toward the right side of the image. The man is wearing a dark suit, and the woman is wearing earrings and a long-sleeved, embroidered top. She has wavy hair that falls to her shoulders.