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The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball

1931

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

(French, 1894-1986)

Gelatin silver print, toned

Image: 23.7 x 30 cm (9 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Paper: 24.2 x 30 cm (9 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.149

Description

Holding this symbol of divination and future sight is Reneé Perle, Lartigue’s lover and muse from 1930-32. Through reflection, the ball makes visible some of the elements that were behind the camera.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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