Photograph

ca.1978 (photographed)
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Place Of Origin

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


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Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print from a negative made with a Diana camera
Brief Description
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
Physical Description
A black and white photograph of a sculpture of a horse in Boboli Gardens, Florence.
Dimensions
  • Size of image height: 23.9cm
  • Size of image width: 23.8cm
  • Size of sheet height: 35.4cm
  • Size of sheet width: 27.7cm
Style
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)
Production
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.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Collection
Accession Number
E.3184-1990

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record createdFebruary 23, 2009
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