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Creator:
Cecil Beaton, 1904–1980
Title:

Portrait of Charles Ryskamp

Date:
1969
Materials & Techniques:
Gelatin silver print on thick, semigloss photographic paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (37.1 x 29.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand in black ink, upper right: "Best Wishes [...] | Cecil Beaton"

Signed in black ink upper right: "Cecil Beaton"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Charles Ryskamp
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B2009.22.1
Classification:
Photographs
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
man | portrait | profile
Associated People:
Ryskamp, Charles (1928–2010), American collector and museum director
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:62223
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A designer, writer, and artist, Cecil Beaton was the greatest British photographer of the twentieth century, an icon of fashion whose style and technical brilliance shaped the image of the bohemian generation forged in the 1920s and 1930s. Charles Ryskamp was the young and charismatic director of New York’s Pierpont Morgan Library (now the Morgan Library & Museum) when Beaton asked him to sit on a visit to New York. Ryskamp recalled Beaton talking continuously but brilliantly through the entire sitting.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]


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