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Nude

Artist:
Roger Parry (French, 1905–1977)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
17.3 x 23.1 cm (6 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.73
Not on view
The ideal woman of the years between the wars was slim and agile, with taut skin and cropped hair. Liberated from the corsets of her ancestors, she rarely adopted their postures. When she did, as here in Parry's studio, she could be alluring but rarely voluptuous, for she lacked the generous shoulders and ample flesh of yore.
Inscription: Inscribed in negative on print, recto LL: "Pho. PARRY"; inscribed on 1st mount, verso LC: "1931 M.R.Parry 121";
(Sale, Phillips, New York, November 13, 1980, Lot #116); (Sale, Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 1981, Lot #550, to Waddell); John C. Waddell

Printed on paper attached to mount, recto LL, LC [below print]: "mais aujourd'hui, cette // peau tendre est encore près // de nous, elle embaume, elle // appelle comme la vie elle - // même, elle attire mystérieu - // sement, ombres troublantes // de la nuque, délicatesse des // bras... // APRÉS (page 283)" -- quoted from Solal's detective novel Aprés
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