Day Dreaming, 1930s

Lionel Wendt :: Dreaming, 1933–34, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950). | src British Art Studies
Lionel Wendt :: ‘Day-Dream’, Fonseka, Manel. Exhibition Catalogue Rediscovering Lionel Wendt, Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, Colombo, 1994, p.4. | src Lionel Wendt Centre for the Arts
Another print, dated 1938, is titled ‘In Silent Places’ (bromide)

Wendt’s photomontages

Lionel Wendt :: Gay Abandon, ca. 1940, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies
Lionel Wendt :: Adventures in Space, ca. 1930s-1940s, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies

Wendt’s photomontage has been most conventionally and variously comprehended through its pastiche of influences and motifs such as De Chirico’s futurist arches, Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas un oeuf,” Piero della Francesca’s Brera Madonna, Georges Bataille’s rumination on the story of the eye, and the recurrent vignette of a distant brig. Although he clearly held great admiration for those artistic circles he came into contact with in Europe, it seems a bit too summary merely to insert him within these narratives. (quoted from source)

Nu au violon, 1938

Pierre Boucher (1908-2000) :: Nu au violon, photomontage, 1938. | src La Gazette Drouot

Model in Swimsuit, 1936

Dora Maar :: Untitled fashion photograph. Model in Swimsuit, 1936. From the exibition “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011”. | src The J. Paul Getty Museum

Retrato y fotomontaje, 1953

Cebrián (Leopoldo Cebrián Alonso) :: Retrato y fotomontaje (Portrait and photomontage), 1953. | src TEA ~ Tenerife Espacio de las Artes