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.
This image is an exhibition print, much larger than the original Christmas card.
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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Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print - Exhibition print
Photo Date 1984 Print Date 1980s
Dimensions 16 x 12 in. (406 x 305 mm)
Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)
Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)
Charles Schwartz Ltd.