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photograph - Mrs Richard Hart-Davis as Ariel
  • Mrs Richard Hart-Davis as Ariel
    Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975
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Mrs Richard Hart-Davis as Ariel

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)
    ca. 1998 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pigment transfer print from original negative

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.2979-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 643

Physical description

Colour photograph of the sitter in profile. The woman's head fills the top right quarter of the image with her arms out at right angles in front of her with her hands brought together in the top left corner of the image, holding reflective transparent material that flows back over her head.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)
ca. 1998 (printed)

Artist/maker

Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Pigment transfer print from original negative

Dimensions

Height: 505 mm sheet, Width: 407 mm sheet

Object history note

Yevonde originally intended this photograph of Mrs Richard Hart-Davis to represent Andromeda by including her chained wrists prominently in the composition. However when she saw the intensity of the image once it was printed up she decided it might more appropirately represent the weightlessness and velocity of a flying spirit, namely Ariel.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Madame Yevonde, 'Mrs Richard Hart-Davis as Ariel', 1935, pigment transfer print ca. 1998

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gibson, Robin and Roberts, Pam Madame Yevonde : colour, fantasy and myth London : National Portrait Gallery, 1990


Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography; Pigment processes

Subjects depicted

Goddesses

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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