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Photograph - Grand Prix Longchamps
  • Grand Prix Longchamps
    Breslauer, Marianne, born 1909 - died 2001
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Grand Prix Longchamps

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (photographed)

  • Date:

    1929 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Breslauer, Marianne, born 1909 - died 2001 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist, in memory of Arthur and Tamara Kauffmann. Copyright Estate of Marianne Breslauer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 914

Physical description


Place of Origin

Paris (photographed)


1929 (photographed)


Breslauer, Marianne, born 1909 - died 2001 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print


Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 22.8 cm

Object history note

Marianne Breslauer was part of Man Ray's circle and of the cosmopolitan scene in the 1920's and early 30's. Breslauer produced memorable portraits of the famously androgynous Swiss travel writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach who experimented with drugs and died tragically young. Breslauer described Schwarzenbach as : "neither a woman, neither a man, but an angel, an archangel..." She also took street photographs utilising the new light cameras of the time - typified by the Leica, introduced in 1925 - to look at the world from unexpected vantage points.

Descriptive line

Gelatin-silver print, 'Grand Prix Longchamps', 1929, Marianne Breslauer



Subjects depicted

Women; Top hats; Upper class; Cloche; Suits; Bow tie; Men




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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