Gelatin silver print, toned
Image: 26 x 24.4 cm (10 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.); Paper: 27 x 24.4 cm (10 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 2007.63
Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de la Culture - France / AAJHL
Social interactions both personal and public were a primary subject for Lartigue’s camera. On the left is Reneé Perle, a Romanian fashion model who was his companion and muse in 1930–32. Stylishly dressed in the latest Parisian fashions, Perle is pictured in the Bois de Boulogne, a Paris park that was a favorite spot for promenades by the Parisian upper class and contained, among other attractions, a race track and elegant café.
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