4 October 1999
Gelatin silver print. 1938. Initialed and dated in pencil on the mount; signed, titled and dated in pencil on the reverse of the mount.
9 x 7in. (23.5 x 19cm.)
Anonymous sale, Photographs (Part I), Christie's, New York,
5 October 1994, lot 243.
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A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class