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The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball


Jacques-Henri Lartigue

(French, 1894–1986)

Gelatin silver print, toned

Image: 23.7 x 30 cm (9 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Paper: 24.2 x 30 cm (9 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.149



Holding this symbol of divination and future sight is Reneé Perle, Lartigue’s lover and muse from 1930-32. Through reflection, the ball makes visible some of the elements that were behind the camera.

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