Lena Ashwell

Made:
1907 in England
photographer:
Arthur Clive Banfield

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Lena Ashwell, 1907 A three-colour carbon print colour portrait photograph of Lena Ashwell, (1862-1957) taken by A. C. Banfield in 1907
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A three-colour carbon print portrait of Lena Ashwell (1862-1957) taken by Arthur Clive Banfield in 1907. Lena Ashwell was a British actress and theatre manager, famous for organising large-scale entertainment for British troops in France during the First World War.

A three-colour carbon print portrait of Lena Ashwell (1862-1957) taken by Arthur Clive Banfield in 1907.

Lena Ashwell was a British actress and theatre manager, famous for organising large-scale entertainment for British troops in France during the First World War.

This print was made by superimposing three coloured tissues, dyed cyan, magenta and yellow, made from colour separation negatives. The edges of the tissues can be seen clearly in this unmasked print.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6071/8
type:
three colour carbon print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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