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Mark Power, born 1959
Dover, Thursday 5 August 1993
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Collective Title: The Shipping Forecast

Materials & Techniques:
Pigment print on baryta paper
Sheet: 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm), Image: 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "Of all the pictures that didn't make it into the final | 'Shipping Forecast' edit this is the one in retrospect | I really wish I'd included. The problem was simple | enough: I had too many 'good' pictures from sea area | Dover to use them all. | It was taken in Broadstairs, one of my favourite places | in the UK. Dickens liked it too; he wrote 'David | Copperfield' here. The light was fading fast; I vividly | recall this little girl sitting quietly on an ancient | merry-go-round, eating an apple. She had her face | painted at another fairground stall... her eyes were | heavily made up and her cheeks deeply rouged, like some miniature burlesque dancer. | The picture an early one in the series, taught me I didn't | need to always include the sea in my frame. The telling | of space and that very specific coastal light are enough | to locate us. It opened up all sorts of other possibilities for the rest of the project. | This print was made to raise funds for | the student/alumni books celebrating | 21 years of photography at the U.O.B 2013"; lower center: "6/12"

Studio mark: "© Mark Power"

Lettered below image: "DOVER| Thursday 5 August 1993 | Westerly 3, increasing 4 or 5. Occasional rain later. Good becoming moderate."

Signed and dated on verso in graphite, lower right: "Mark Power | 2013"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of The Hyman Collection, London (Claire and James Hyman)
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apple | carnival | genre subject | girl | landscape | merry-go-round | portrait
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