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© Jane Bown Estate. Purchased from the artist, 1981. Museums Sheffield
Dame Edith Sitwell
photograph
Date Made/Found: 1959
Material and Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions: Mount: 508 x 422mm Sight size: 372mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4936
Jane Bown was a photographer best known for her work for The Observer, who she began working for in 1949. During her long career, Bown photographed hundreds of famous actors, writers, singers, artists and political figures as well as producing work that focussed more on society as a whole; at Butlin's holiday resort, Glastonbury festival, and the eviction of Greenham Common's Women's Peace Camp, for example. She died in 1989 and was described in a tribute by Lord Snowdon as 'an English kind of Cartier-Bresson'.
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