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photograph - Mrs Michael Balcon as Minerva
  • Mrs Michael Balcon as Minerva
    Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975
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Mrs Michael Balcon as Minerva

  • 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.2980-2017

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour photograph. The image depicts a woman and an owl against a black background. The left half of the image shows the top half of the sitter's torso and head standing in profile. She is wearing a golden draped top and a black riding helmet. She is holding a hand gun. The right half of the image has an owl, standing in profile, with its face turned to the camera. In the central area there are books.

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: 450 mm sheet, Width: 338 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Madame Yevonde, 'Mrs Michael Balcon as Minerva', 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

Subjects depicted

Mythology; Goddesses

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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