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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1978 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bedik, Amy, born 1953 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print from a negative made with a Diana camera

  • Museum number:

    E.3184-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 908, box B

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a sculpture of a horse in Boboli Gardens, Florence.

Place of Origin

Florence (photographed)

Date

ca.1978 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Bedik, Amy, born 1953 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print from a negative made with a Diana camera

Marks and inscriptions

'19 July 1980, For Chris - with very best wishes. Amy Bedik' and 'F.11/16 175'
Signed and inscribed on the back in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 23.9 cm size of image, Width: 23.8 cm size of image, Height: 35.4 cm size of sheet, Width: 27.7 cm size of sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Amy Bedik, untitled photograph of a sculpture of a horse in Boboli Gardens, Florence, gelatin-silver print from a negative made with a Diana camera, Florence, ca. 1978

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Production Note

The Diana was a cheap 'disposable' camera with a plastic lens. The poor qualities of the lens are visible in the 'fall off' and pin cushioning effect seen on this print. Such 'deficiencies' were particularly prized for a period in the 1970s and were used as methods of drawing attention to the mediated nature of a medium usually considered to have highly immediate qualities.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin-silver

Subjects depicted

Sculpture; Horse

Categories

Photographs; Sculpture; Gardens & Gardening

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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