The J. Paul Getty Museum

Poor Joe

Object Details

Title:

Poor Joe

Artist/Maker:

Oscar Gustave Rejlander (British, born Sweden, 1813 - 1875)

Culture:

British

Place:

England (Place Depicted)

Date:

negative about 1860; print later

Medium:

Carbon print

Object Number:

84.XA.828.6.13

Dimensions:

20 × 15.1 cm (7 7/8 × 5 15/16 in.)

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Object Description

A mirrored reproduction of Rejlander's portrait of a young boy in rags. The boy is curled up on a set of steps, his head buried in his arms which are crossed over his knees. His trousers are tattered and his shirt is falling off his shoulder.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Photographs from the Sam Wagstaff Collection (November 15, 1985 to January 11, 1986)
  • The Photographers' Gallery (London), November 15, 1985 to January 11, 1986