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Angus McBean as Neptune Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Angus McBean as Neptune NPG P932

© estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London

by Angus McBean

In the days before digital manipulation, this 'paste-up' of different visual elements enabled the photographer Angus McBean to appear in the guise of Neptune, the classical god of the sea. After visiting the 1936 exhibition of Surrealist art in London, McBean was inspired to begin this type of experiment in photography. In the following years he often merged portraiture with masquerade, constructing elaborate sets in his studio within which to pose himself and his subjects. When applied to self-portraiture this was a way of exploring... more

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Card size: 125mm x 175mm

Images are printed in their original proportions, within a white border.

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