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The Broken Saucer

The Broken Saucer

Photographer: Wellington, J B B

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: 1757.b.14

Item number: 11

Length: 16.9

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

In the descriptive letterpress which accompanies 'The Broken Saucer,' Graham Balfour comments on J B B Wellington's success in using children as the subject matter for his photographic studies.

"'The Broken Saucer' represents another Sussex scene, a doorway in Horsted Keynes, not far from Cuckfield. It was the result of a sudden inspiration: the woman and child were obtained as models; the idea came at that terrible moment when, to most of us, it is so perversely reluctant: the child at once put up its hand in the right way, and the thing was done."

Descriptive text by Graham Balfour from 'Sun Artists' (Number 3)

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