1897 - 1969
EVELYN TRIPP, FASHION PORTRAIT, C. 1950
tirage argentique d’époque, vers 1950
avec le tampon Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld sur le revers
sous passe-partout et encadré
vintage silver print, printed circa 1950
with the Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld stamp on the reverse
matted and framed
image: 18⅞x 14⅜in.; 47,8 x 36,6 cm
feuille / sheet: 20⅛x 16 in.; 51,1 x 40,6 cm
This vintage print is in overall good condition. With random faint creases and light soiling, mainly at the corners and along margin. With a tiny loss of the gelatin layer at the center of the upper margin, away from the image. With some foxing marks on print recto. '574' is written in an unidentified hand in blue crayon on print recto. Corners slightly rubbed. Framed.
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Private collection, UK
Eye to I - The Autobiography of a Photographer (London, Thames & Hudson, 1999)
This stunning work is the only known vintage print of this image in this large size. The image was probably taken during a shoot for Elizabeth Arden, circa 1950. This image reveals Erwin Blumenfeld's deep fascination for the Dutch painter Rogier van de Weyden (1399 - 1464). There exists a very different variant of the image that depicts the model in a more posed manner, typical of the 1950s.