Angus McBean Christmas Card 1939 - Self Portrait as Neptun: Close-Up

Price $1,500

Ref.# 11354

Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Photo Date 1939  Print Date 1939

Dimensions 8.5 x 11.5 in. (216 x 292 mm)

Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)

Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)

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Signed on recto below print. Verso reads: "Copyright Angus McBean Self Portrait Christmas Card 1939 Copyright.

Mounted on original red card

McBean, a singular talent in 20th-century portraiture, was known for his unique ability to incorporate surrealist elements into complex, highly crafted compositions in which no detail was left untouched.

In this 1939 Christmas card, McBean shows a close up of his face as Neptune, beautifully lit and highly stylized.

The Gernsheims were early collectors and strong fans of McBean's work, and he is highlighted in "The Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center," University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010, page 300.

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Photo Detail | Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1939 - Self Portrait as Neptun: Close-Up
Photo Detail | Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1939 - Self Portrait as Neptun: Close-Up