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  • Solarised Portrait of Two Women
    Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975
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Solarised Portrait of Two Women

  • Object:

    photographs

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Solarised bromide print

  • 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.74-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Photography Centre, Room 100, The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, case EAST WALL

A Suffragette and women’s liberationist, Yevonde was an independent and popular portrait artist. As part of her work, she enjoyed experimenting with photographic processes, such as the early Vivex colour process. This double photograph of women wearing saris is solarised, a darkroom technique which creates tones that are partly or wholly reversed.

Physical description

Solarised portrait of two women of South Asian origin. One is seated and one is standing, and they have their backs to one another

Date

ca. 1960 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Madame Yevonde, born 1893 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Solarised bromide print

Object history note

Inscribed on reverse: 'Given to RPS by NPG, 3/5/90'

Descriptive line

Photograph by Madame Yevonde, 'Solarised Portrait of Two Women', solarised bromide print, ca. 1960

Labels and date

Photography Centre 2018-20:

Madame Yevonde (1893–1975)
Solarised Portrait of Two Women
1930s

A Suffragette and women’s liberationist, Yevonde was an independent and popular portrait artist. As part of her work, she enjoyed experimenting with photographic processes, such as the early Vivex colour process. This double photograph of women wearing saris is solarised, a darkroom technique which creates tones that are partly or wholly reversed.

Solarised gelatin silver print
Museum no. RPS.74-2018

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

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide process; Photography

Subjects depicted

Women

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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