Cecil BeatonMerle Oberon as Antonita, 1934

Signed in pencil on mount Inscribed with ‘Merle Oberon’ in unknown hand and stamped with photographer’s studio ink stamp on reverse of mount

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1970s

22 x 17 inches

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Signed in pencil on mount Inscribed with ‘Merle Oberon’ in unknown hand and stamped with photographer’s studio ink stamp on reverse of mount

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1970s

22 x 17 inches

Print

A vintage silver gelatin print of British actress, Merle Oberon, portraying the character Antonita in 'The Private Life of Don Juan' from 1934. This print is signed in pencil on the mount, inscribed with ‘Merle Oberon’ in an unknown hand, and stamped with photographer’s studio ink stamp on the reverse of the mount.

Framing

For this picture, we recommend book-mounting the print in a wide passepartout and framing in a black wooden box. It is widely accepted as the most traditional way to frame photography—especially rare or vintage works—giving visual priority to the image and yet fitting stylishly into most interiors. Other options are of course available. All our frames are handmade by one of the UK's leading framing workshops, and are constructed to museum standards. Please note that prices do not include local taxes, framing or shipping.

Shipping

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Artwork In Detail

Cecil Beaton was a British photographer and designer best known for his elegant photographs of high society. Working within a cinematic approach, his black-and-white images are characterised by their staged poses and imaginative sets. His fascination with glamour led him to photograph many famous faces from Hollywood, the theatre world and the British royal family.

 

    Cecil Beaton

    Merle Oberon as Antonita, 1934

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    Cecil Beaton

    UK

    B. 1904

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    The Artist

    Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) was born in Hampstead, London, to a wealthy family. For a brief period, he assisted at photographer Paul Tanqueray’s studio, although his practice was mostly self-taught. Beaton’s career took off in the mid 1920s, after his first solo exhibition in London won him a contract with Vogue magazine. He worked as a photographer and illustrator at Vogue for 30 years, while contributing to numerous other publications such as Condé Nast and Vanity Fair. After becoming court photographer to the British Royal Family, Beaton soon established a career as one of the leading fashion and portrait photographers of his generation. His work can be found in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery in London, among others. 

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