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    Banfield, Arthur Clive, born 1875 - died 1965
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Photograph

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banfield, Arthur Clive, born 1875 - died 1965 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Estate of Peter Moyse

  • Museum number:

    E.2819-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Arthur Banfield (1875-1965) was a versatile photographer who worked in a range of genres, including pictorial photographs, portraits and landscapes to photo micrography. He became a member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in 1920 and was admitted as a Fellow in 1921. He was very active within the RPS lecture circuit and also wrote many articles for The Photographic Journal.

Banfield spent his life living and working in North London. In the early 1930s, he made a number of images of the lions, tigers and other big cats at London Zoo. The photographer's wife, Faye Banfield, was known as a 'lion whisperer' and it is likely her ability to charm the animals helped Banfield to photograph the animals in such serene postures. The close-up portraits have a timeless feel and capture a sense of individual personality in each animal.

Physical description

Photograph depicting an adult male tiger's head in profile.

Artist/maker

Banfield, Arthur Clive, born 1875 - died 1965 (photographer)

Marks and inscriptions

Signed by the artist

Dimensions

Width: 40.1 cm Mount, Height: 50.7 cm Mount, Width: 30.0 cm Image, Height: 37.5 cm Image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Arthur Clive Banfield, 'Peter Neil', about 1934, gelatin silver print

Techniques

Gelatin silver process; Photography

Subjects depicted

Tiger

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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