Laure Albin-Guillot: Nu à la colonne, ca. 1935
A nude portrait by the French photographer Laure Albin-Guillot
Vintage silver gelatine print in good condition. Unsigned. Mounted in a modern passe-partout.
The pose of the woman is based on the myth of Phryné, a Greek courtesan. She is best known for her trial for impiety. A loved topic in art history and painted by Jean-Léon Gêrome in 1861.
Several photographers made studies of this pose like Nadar, Igout, Henri Oltramare, Willy Kessels, Waléry (Laryew) and many others.
ca. 1930 - 1940
22 x 14,5 cm
Literature: Guillot, Laure Albin (2013), l’enjeu classique, preface: Marta Gili; text: Delphine Desveaux, Catherine Gonnard, Michaël Houlette and Patrick‑Gilles Persin, bilingual French/English, published jointly by Jeu de Paume and Éditions de la Martinière.