Nigel HendersonPeter Samuels 1951

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Artist
Nigel Henderson (1917‑1985)
Title
Peter Samuels
Date 1951
MediumPhotograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensionsframe: 447 x 390 mm unconfirmed: 203 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2007
Reference
P79304

Summary

Peter Samuels belongs to an extensive series of photographs that Nigel Henderson took between 1949 and 1952, when he was living in Bethnal Green, London. Peter Samuels was one of the sons of his neighbours and Henderson took several photographs of him on his own, and of his family as a group. Here, Peter is shown on the left of the composition: he slouches against a high wall in a rubbish-strewn alleyway. His shoulder leans on a recess in the wall that divides the composition vertically into two halves. The child, aged approximately ten years, wears metal-rimmed spectacles. He is dressed in a smart but shabby jacket, short trousers, long socks and sandals… (read more)

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