Horace Roye - Esprit de vacance

Horace Roye - Esprit de vacance
Gelatin-silver print - Studio stamp - 1941

Gelatin silver print, 19 x 14 cm (total dimensions: 20 x 15 cm.). Original vintage print, c. 1941, stamped on the reverse. This stunning photograph was published in 1941 in the Walter Bird/Horace Roye/John Everard book "More Eves Without Leaves" (see last photo).

In very fine condition.

Tracked and insured delivery.

British photographer Horace Roye (1906–2002) was a master of nude photography. His image "Tomorrow's crucifixion" featuring a nude model wearing a gas mask pinned to a crucifix caused controversial reactions when published in 1938. Today it is one of the icons of 20th century nude photography and Roye's nude studies are regarded as prominent examples of 1930s to 1950s "art nudes".

Lot details
Horace Roye
Title of artwork
Esprit de vacance
Gelatin-silver print
Studio stamp
Date of print
Very fine
Vintage print
Image size
19×14 cm
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