Young Man with a Flower

Photograph
1958 (photographed), 2001 (printed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Black and white photograph, quadrilateral rather than rectangular, depicting a young black man, with glasses, wearing a white jacket, with a silk handkerchief in the breast pocket, holding a flower.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print.
Brief Description
Black and white photograph of a young black man wearing a white jacket and holding a flower; Seydou Keita, Mali, photographed 1958, printed 2001.
Physical Description
Black and white photograph, quadrilateral rather than rectangular, depicting a young black man, with glasses, wearing a white jacket, with a silk handkerchief in the breast pocket, holding a flower.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 500mm (max)
  • Image height: 460mm (min)
  • Image width: 382mm
  • Sheet height: 605mm
  • Sheet width: 507mm
Gallery Label
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2011-2012, label text : Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) Young Man with a Flower 1958, printed 2001 Born in Mali, Africa, Keïta began making studio portraits of ordinary citizens in the capital, Bamako, in 1948. By the mid-1950s, European clothes had become fashionable among Mali’s city-dwellers. Few people could afford to dress expensively, so Keïta provided an elaborate wardrobe of clothes and props for his sitters to choose from. Gelatin silver print Given by HackelBury Fine Art, London Museum no. E.1419-2001 (07 03 2014)
Credit line
Given by Hackelbury Fine Art Ltd.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1419-2001

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record createdApril 10, 2002
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