A Night in London

At the Pub (Man with Cigar, Soho, 1942)

Bill Brandt

At the Pub (Man with Cigar, Soho, 1942)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.8 x 18.7 cms (8.96 x 7.35 ins)

1942

HC 11552

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Photographer's "Photo Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

Brandt took several pictures in pubs during the 1930s and 1940s. The present example is a curious one. An apparently simple image is hard to decipher. The man's gaze suggests that he might be engaging with another person but the positioning of the glasses on the table suggest he is probably alone. He also appears to be drinking milk rather than beer.

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

At the Pub (Man with Cigar, Soho, 1942)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.8 x 18.7 cms (8.96 x 7.35 ins)

1942

HC 11552

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