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[Portrait of a Man with Lions]
Unknown maker, British
England (Place Created)
Albumen silver print with brown ink and wash
Page: 30.7 × 37.5 cm (12 1/16 × 14 3/4 in.)
This album offers a particularly original presentation. An unknown skilled amateur cut out individual figures and faces, arranging and pasting them onto his drawings. The realistic quality of the subjects contrasts with their fictional settings, the whole resulting in humorous tableaux vivants (living pictures).
In Focus: The Portrait (January 27 to June 14, 2009)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 27 to June 14, 2009