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Robert H. Cumming
Three Sides of a Small House, the Fourth Being Obscured by a Low Wall and Some Foliage (detail)
Gelatin silver print
6 1/4 x 8 in (each)
Art © Robert Cumming/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Cumming sums up the underlying themes of his images as "out-and-out illusionism and magic tricks, satires, on the misreading of natural phenomena, and sardonic commentaries on the history or art and photography."
James Alinder, Cumming Photographs (Carmel, CA: Friends of Photography, 1979), 5-6.