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Igout: male nude with ghost of a cat, ca. 1870

Image of Igout: male nude with ghost of a cat, ca. 1870
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An expressive male nude is posing for Jean-Louis Igout as a painters study.

Nice detail: during the exposure a cat came in and touches his left hand. A shadow of the cat is still visible at his left hand.

What was on the model's mind! And what was the photographer saying when the cat (again?) disturbed the photographic session?

A rare and fascinating detail!

albumen print, ca. 10 x 15 cm, numbered in the negative, '59'.
ca. 1870