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2009/43/1-3/2 Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lillian Wightman of Le Louvre, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974. Click to enlarge.

Portrait of Lillian Wightman by Bruno Benini

Made by Benini, Bruno in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974.

Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lillian Wightman of Le Louvre, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Side portrait of Lillian Wightman, black background, with only hat, face and necklace lit.

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-3/2

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lillian Wightman of Le Louvre, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Physical Description

Photographic print, black and white, portrait of Lillian Wightman of Le Louvre, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Side portrait of Lillian Wightman, black background, with only hat, face and necklace lit.

Marks

On reverse in pencil 'The late Lillian Wightman / owner of 'Le Louvre' Collins St / 1974'.

Dimensions

Height

585 mm

Width

373 mm

Production

History

Notes

This object is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive which was acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with the assistance of the Australian Government's National Cultural Heritage Account in 2009.

If Bruno Benini particularly liked a shot he'd taken, he would make a print or as Hazel Benini recalled, 'create a blow-up and then put it up on his studio wall'. The walls of the studio foyer were covered with these, mostly 20 x 24 inch, prints. Some of the prints were damaged over the years and thrown out, however many remain, some with corner pin holes intact. The Benini archive contains photographs showing how the Benini's displayed these prints in the foyer of the studio. This may be one of those prints.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Portrait of Lillian Wightman by Bruno Benini 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 October 2019, <https://ma.as/398833>

Wikipedia

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