Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

untitled (dancing girls)
  • James Van Der Zee
    1886–1983
    born: Lenox, Massachusetts, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled (dancing girls), 1928
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13.97 x 23.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 1/2 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0036
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Literature
Exhibitions

Five African-American girls dancing in a studio room with hardwood floor. All are wearing dresses and dancing shoes. None are looking at the camera. They are in two rows; the back row has three, the front, two. The girls in the back have their arms up. Each girl in the front row is wearing top hats and each has one leg outstretched in front of her. The girl on the right has a baton in her hands. There are two windows behind the girls.