Category: Minna Keene, Minna Bergman, Minna Bergmann
Decorative Study: Pomegranates
The subject of this photograph is believed to be of Violet Keene, Minna Keene’s daughter, according to Getty Images.
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]