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Thurston Hopkins

La Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge, London, 1953

Important Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

Thurston Hopkins

Thurston Hopkins

La Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge, London, 1953

La Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge, London, 1953

Important Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

Thurston Hopkins

1913 - 2014

La Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge, London, 1953



Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled and dated in pencil with the photographer's copyright stamp on the verso. Matted. (unframed)

image: 17.5 by 23.8 cm.; 6⅞by 9⅜in.

sheet: 20.3 by 25.4cm.; 8 by 10 in.

This print is in overall excellent condition. Drying clip marks at each corner in the margin is inherent to production.



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Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Illustrated p. 25, Robert Muller “Thurston Hopkins” Gordon Fraser 1977

“Many photographers are naturally shy people. Hiding behind a camera helps them over come their shyness.” - Thurston Hopkins


“Thurston Hopkins and his wonderful wife and fellow photographer, Grace Robertson, were always so gracious whenever I came to visit them in their cottage in Seaford, near the West Sussex coast. I would always discover new gems from their archives. This photo has always put a smile on my face. I asked Thurston how it came to be and he told me the story. He was in Knightsbridge and wanted to pick up some
special treats for Grace from the celebrated food hall at Harrods, the posh, fancy, high-end department store. He picked up the surprise delights and as he left the store he saw this parked car with the chauffeur and large poodle inside. Like all great photographers he was always prepared for the unexpected “gift” life sometimes gives you and he was ready to receive it. One can only imagine a mental picture of the dog and driver’s owner. I always think of it as the “Driving Miss Daisy” shot. “ – Peter Fetterman