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Head of a Girl

  • Object:

    photographs

  • Date:

    1938 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Muray, Nickolas, born 1892 - died 1965 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Three-colour carbro 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.1202-2018

  • Gallery location:

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

Muray produced portraits of celebrities, fashion pictures and advertising commissions. His vivid photographs appeared on covers of popular American magazines, such as the lifestyle and fashion publication McCall’s. The confident ease of the cover model here was intended to connect with McCall’s cosmopolitan readers.

Physical description

Colour portrait photograph depicting a woman wearing red lipstick and a red jacket. A white headscarf covers her blonde hair

Date

1938 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Muray, Nickolas, born 1892 - died 1965 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Three-colour carbro print

Object history note

Given to the RPS by Nickolas Muray, 1938

Descriptive line

Photograph by Nickolas Muray, 'Head of a Girl', 1938, three-colour carbro print

Labels and date

Photography Centre 2018-20:

Nickolas Muray (1892–1965)
Woman with Headscarf, McCall’s Cover, July 1938
1938

Muray produced portraits of celebrities, fashion pictures and advertising commissions. His vivid photographs appeared on covers of popular American magazines, such as the lifestyle and fashion publication McCall’s. The confident ease of the cover model here was intended to connect with McCall’s cosmopolitan readers.

Tri-colour carbro print
Museum no. RPS.1202-2018

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

Three colour carbro; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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