Golf in the Rain

Bill Brandt

Golf in the Rain

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.4 x 19.6 cms (9.20 x 7.70 ins)

1934

HC 10940

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
(This print exhibited and reproduced in the catalogue).

Literature

Bill Brandt, The English at Home, 1936 (illustrated full page p.9)
Mark Haworth-Booth (intro.) and David Mellor (essay), Bill Brandt. Behind the Camera. Photographs 1928-1983, Aperture/Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1985 (illustrated p.83)
Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), (illustrated full page p.38)

Printed by the photographer in London, c.1937. Titled in French and English, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's "Photo Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

This print was exhibited in Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013.

Golf in the Rain was one of sixty three photographs chosen for inclusion oin Bill Brandt's first book, his celebrated English at Home (1936). Based on photographs taken in the two preceeding years by Brandt who had only just arrived in England, they show an outsider's view that frequently makes the ordinary extraordinary, and ranges from the prosaic to the peculiar. The present work has a sense of romance and glamour, but must also have attracted Brandt for the unusualness of its subject matter: a female golfer with her caddy.


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

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Golf in the Rain

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23.4 x 19.6 cms (9.20 x 7.70 ins)

1934

HC 10940

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