Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Photograph

Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Hungary

  • Date:

    1932 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.984:200-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 911, box Z(II)

This album belonged to Bill Brandt's first wife, Eva Boros. It illustrates Brandt's early photographic career in Vienna, Hungary, Hamburg, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and London. In addition to being of primary importance to Brandt's biography, the album illustrates many of the major themes of his oeuvre, such as night life in the St. Paul's district of Hamburg, everyday scenes in Paris and, most importantly, the subject matter of his first two books, 'The English at Home' (1936) and 'A Night in London' (1938). Many key works are included here in what must be their earliest versions, as relatively small prints (often contact prints). In addition, these are illuminating photographs that have so far not been published, such as a view of Brandt's bedroom in Paris in 1933, which includes the Surrealist journal 'Varietes'.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a young boy and Eva Boros sitting in a horse drawn carriage

Place of Origin

Hungary

Date

1932 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm, Length: 4.5 cm

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.