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Lee Miller

Surgical Gloves Are Sterilised and Dried on Stands, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property sold to benefit The Fitzrovia Chapel

Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Surgical Gloves Are Sterilised and Dried on Stands, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Surgical Gloves Are Sterilised and Dried on Stands, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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Lee Miller

1907 - 1977

Surgical Gloves Are Sterilised and Dried on Stands, Churchill Hospital, Oxford


platinum-palladium print, edition '1/10' in pencil and with The Lee Miller Archive and the printer's blindstamps in the margin, framed, 1943, printed posthumously in 2022; accompanied by half of the internegative used to produce this print mounted between acrylic (2)

image: 27.8 by 26.7 cm (11 by 10½ in.)

frame: 56.8 by 46.2 cm (22⅜ by 18¼ in.)

Please note the colours and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This print is in generally excellent condition.


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Directly from the artist's estate

'American Army Nurses,' British Vogue, May 1943, p. 54

Eleanor Clayton, ed., Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain (London, 2018), p. 111

Lee Miller’s Surgical Gloves Are Sterilised and Dried on Stands, Churchill Hospital, Oxford illustrated the first article that Miller wrote for British Vogue. The article, titled ‘American Army Nurses,’ appeared in the May 1943 issue of the magazine. Miller had been working for Vogue as a fashion photographer since 1939, and the article marked her transition to published writer. 


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Fitzrovia Chapel in London, where the exhibition Lee Miller: Nurses is on view until 5 June, 2022. To commemorate the exhibition, this image was newly released as a limited-edition platinum-palladium print. The present print is number one from the edition of 10 and is accompanied by half of the platinum internegative, which was sliced once the edition was completed.