The Silver Turban
Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976) was known primarily as a society photographer in her native England, where she photographed playwrights, actors, and other luminaries. If you’ve ever seen a British stamp featuring a profile of Queen Elizabeth II, then you’ve seen her work. (Odd chain of events to create the image: Wilding photographs the Queen; a sculpture is made from the photo; Wilding photographs the sculpture.) But she was also known for pictorial art nudes, like this one.
I’d seen this image before, but did not have the postcard; Ezra was kind enough to select it for me, and it arrived today from Kansas City.