Mary X-Rayed

Mary X-Rayed
  • Title :     Mary X-Rayed
  • Artist:     Clarence Holbrook Carter Artist Mary Griswold Carter Sitter
  • Accession:     TD1992.47.1
  • Country:     United States Cleveland Ohio
  • Date:     1930
  • Dimensions:     Inches 35-1/4 26-7/8 3-1/8 Dimensions, framed Inches 32 24 Dimensions, unframed, Centimeters 89.5 68.3 7.9 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 81.3 61.0 Dimensions, unframed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Subject:     Machines , Industrial Design , Futuristic/Utopian , Technology , Portraits , Figurative
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.47.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Industrial Design~Paintings and Sculpture
Oil on canvas painting of artist's wife, Mary, having her teeth X-rayed with faint image of woman in background; artist had originally painted a portrait of subject, Mary, on the same canvas but did not care for it so he painted Mary X-Rayed over it; years later the portrait underneath had burned through, upon restoration of the piece the artist chose to allow the image to remain as it had bled through, in a way appearing as an x-ray and adding interest to the painting.