N.p. N.p., 1951. Vintage oversize black-and-white double weight photograph of Orson Welles by British photographer Jane Bown.
Photographed during the same shoot as one of the most iconic Welles portraits of all time, the renowned director is seen here in a simple suit and tie. The photo was taken during his period of self-imposed European exile, after both his 1947 divorce from actress Rita Hayworth and his negatively reviewed (though subsequently praised) 1948 film adaptation of "Macbeth."
Bown is known for her stark high-contrast black-and-white photographs, shot utilizing only natural light and frequently depicting celebrities. She received widespread critical acclaim for her work until her death in 2014.
Photograph 10 x 13.5 inches (25.5 x 34 cm) on 12 x 16 inch paper. Housed in an archival mat measuring 16 x 20 inches. Near Fine.