Requires Photography

Jean Patchett in Granada, Spain

1953
Louise Dahl-Wolfe (American, 1895–1989)


Dimensions

Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1949

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, who photographed for the magazine “Harper’s Bazaar” from 1936 to 1958, was a pioneering figure in the photographing of models in natural light and on location in exotic places. Her pictures of sporty women dressed in casual wear, for which she became known, convey a modern sense of refreshing and elegant sophistication. This image, taken in 1953 at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, promoted the easy care of the decade’s new synthetic fibers, promoted as ideal for modern travelers.

Signed

signed on verso

Provenance

The artist, New York; to Staley-Wise Gallery, New York; sold to MFA December 13, 2006

Credit Line

Gift of Jesse H. Wilkinson--Jesse H. Wilkinson Fund

Copyright

Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
© 1989 Arizona Board of Regents