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The Awakening

1903 (made)

Photograph by Emma Barton, 'The Awakening' Carbon Print, 1903

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TitleThe Awakening (assigned by artist)
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Brief description
Photograph by Emma Barton, 'The Awakening' Carbon Print, 1903
  • Height: 35.7cm
  • Width: 26.5cm
Gallery label
Making It Up: Photographic Fictions (2018) Like many Pictorialist photographers, Barton found ideas for style, composition and subject matter in Old Master paintings. She made numerous Madonna and Child studies but considered The Awakening her ‘best picture’. It was included in the British section of the St Louis International Exhibition in 1904. Marta Weiss
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The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.
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Record createdMarch 7, 2018
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