London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
Untitled (solarised nude)
Gelatin silver print. Circa 1940/1960s. Indistinct stamp on the reverse of the mount; printed number 46 on the overmat.
9 x 6½ in. (22.8 x 16.5 cm.)
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See: Martin, Man Ray Photographs, p. 97, pl. 94.
This nude portrait is of Natacha, who was Man Ray's assistant at the time. This image was published in black and violet in Harper's Bazaar in October 1940.
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