R. C. Lucas, Sculptor
 
 
Harry Willis Fleming
Cultural historian
Art & Design Research Institute, Middlesex University, London
harry@willisfleming.org.uk

 

The album inside the photograph inside the album

January 13, 2014
This emblematic portrait of Lucas can be found in several of the artist's albums:

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In turn, within the photograph itself there is an album at Lucas's side. Lucas rests a hand protectively on the book's edge while staring rather beadily back at the viewer.

The actual album in the photograph survives:

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Titled 'Some of my Studies in Nature-Printings, Etchings & Photography', it was complied by Lucas in 1871. Today it is amongst the extensive archive of material - the R C Lucas Archive - that I am curating for the project. I will be posting details of items from the Archive on this website throughout 2014.

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