Decorative Study nº 1 Pomegranates, ca. 1906

Minna Keene (née Bergmann, Canadian born Germany, 1861-1943) :: Decorative Study nº 1. Pomegranates, Cape Town, South Africa, ca. 1906. Carbon print, mounted on exhibition board. Original photograph. | src Bonhams
A fine example of a signed exhibition-quality image of one of Minna Keene’s most famous of images, taken at her home in Cape Town. Using her young daughter Violet as the model, she created an iconic Pre-Raphaelite image, combining the beauty of a young girl with nature. This image was included in the famous Tate London Exhibition in 2016, Painting with Light alongside Julia Margaret Cameron, Millais, Emerson, Goodall, Hacker, Rossetti, and others. In 1911, “Pomegranates” was awarded Picture of the Year at the London Photographic Salon. [quoted from source]
Minna Keene (née Bergmann, Canadian born Germany, 1861-1943) :: Pomegranates (aka Decorative Study), ca. 1910. Green carbon print by Minna Keene. This photograph is believed to be of Violet, her daughter, according to Getty Images. | src The Royal Photographic Society Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London via Getty Images
Minna Keene (née Bergmann, Canadian born Germany, 1861-1943) :: Pomegranates, ca. 1910. Carbon print with some details reduced by hand. | src Stephen Bulger Gallery

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s