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Photograph - Summer Evening
  • Summer Evening
    Honty, Tibor, born 1907 - died 1980
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Summer Evening

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (photographed)

  • Date:

    1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Honty, Tibor, born 1907 - died 1980 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    E.1827-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR57

Physical description

A black and white photograph showing a woman and a boy playing with rackets whilst another boy appears to be looking up at a bright spherical shape. Behind them is a huge dark spherical object above which the sun appears very brightly in the sky. The contrast between light and dark spherical shapes in the photograph is very pronounced.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (photographed)

Date

1952 (made)

Artist/maker

Honty, Tibor, born 1907 - died 1980 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Impressed on the back with the artist's stamp

'Publ.17'
Inscribed in pencil

'45'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm image, Width: 17 cm image, Height: 24.1 cm sheet, Width: 17 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Tibor Honty, 'Summer Evening', gelatin-silver print, Czech Republic, 1952

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Labels and date

Honty captures an atmosphere of wonder in this twilight scene. The motif of a disc is repeated, and each figure’s gaze is fixed on a mysterious bright reflection. Honty studied sculpture and took up photography after moving from Hungary to Prague in 1933. His work has been described as ‘melancholic lyricism’. [21/11/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Tibor Honty (1907–68)
‘The Summer Evening’
1952

Honty captures an atmosphere of wonder in this
twilight scene. The motif of a disc is repeated,
and each figure’s gaze is fixed on a mysterious
bright reflection. Honty studied sculpture and
took up photography after moving from Hungary
to Prague in 1933. His work has been described as
‘melancholic lyricism’.

Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.1827-1991
[11 03 2014]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin-silver

Subjects depicted

Rackets; Boys; Woman; Spheres

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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