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© The Estate of Cecil Beaton. Courtesy of Michael Parkin Fine Art. Purchased, 1978. Museums Sheffield
Self Portrait
Photograph
Date Made/Found: 1944
Artist: Cecil Beaton , British, 1904 - 1980
Sitter: Cecil Beaton , British, 1904 - 1980
Material and Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: Frame: 656 x 483 x 30mm Sight size: 197 x 185mm Image size: 201 x 191mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4428
Throughout his long career Beaton was fascinated with glamour and high society. He launched his career in the 1920s with his portrayals of the 'Bright Young People'. They were known for their disregard for social conventions, elaborate fancy dress parties and drunken behaviour. The press enthusiastically covered their antics. Beaton was a member of this group of aristocrats and socialites which included the Mitford sisters and Evelyn Waugh. In this unusual self portrait, Beaton is barely visible through a tangle of pipes.
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