1938; printed later. Iconic gelatin silver photograph by one of the foremost American photographers, Louise Dahl Wolfe, signed in pencil on the verso. The b&w photograph depicts a woman in an elegant cut out one piece rubber bathing suit and bathing cap reclining on a California beach. Natural light creates strong diagonal shadows from the large rocks around her, creating a dynamic pattern.
Dahl-Wolfe (1895 - 1989) is noted for her striking fashion photography, primarily her work with Diana Vreeland, editor at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and consultant to the Costume Institute at the Met. Dahl-Wolfe's images are of strong American women, often shot in a natural setting, using natural light.
16 x 20". Stamped on verso, in ink: "Photograph copyright by Louise Dahl-Wolfe all rights reserved, authorized print approved by the Louise Dahl-Wolfe Trust, [signed] Christopher E. Green Trustee." Below the stamp is the signature, signed in the 1980s, in pencil "Louise Dahll". Judging by the unsteady hand we would say this was signed in the 1980s. Very good condition. Item #25828