Eileen Agar

Photograph of Joseph Bard with a statue of St Joseph

1929

Created by
Eileen Agar 1899–1991
Title
Photograph of Joseph Bard with a statue of St Joseph
Date
1929
Medium
Negative
Dimensions
65 x 61 mm
Format
Photograph - negative
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Eileen Agar in 1989 and transferred from the photograph collection in 2012.
Reference
TGA 8927/12/67

Description

Taken in Menton, France. Notes with the photograph (in the ring binders with the modern copy prints) give an account of this statue, relayed from Eileen Agar. Eileen bought this unpainted statue with a candle in its head from Menton while on a trip with her husband, Joseph Bard. She then painted it blue, collaged it and removed the candle. The shop where it was purchased supplied a little sculpted wooden cap for it. Its headpiece is a half crystal showing the image of a fish on its base. Eileen kept this statue in her hall at home.

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