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Stream of Chartre

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Stream of Chartre
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H: 20 in, W: 24 in, D: .75 in

France, ca. 1964


Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum


Mounted and unframed.

Stream courses down channel through the town of Chartres. Water flows under a double-arched white bridge past grassy banks, gushing through two sluices into a walled channel where a woman washes clothes directly from an opening in a blue-roofed building on the left. Across the water on the right is a walled enclosure of grassy land. In the background red and blue-roofed buildings are visible among fall foliage. Peeking out at the top, a blue-roof with three small spires and two large spires reaches toward the blue sky.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto, Chartres Written on back, top center: Stream of Chartre [sic] / 24" x 20"

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