Lee Miller

Eileen Agar

About this artwork

Eileen Agar was a British surrealist artist who was close friends with Lee Miller’s partner, Roland Penrose. Penrose had included her work in the 1936 ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ in London. The following year Miller took several photographs of Agar, of which this is one. It features the artist alongside ‘The Golden Tooth’; an antique, carved wooden figure of a household god, found by Agar and the Hungarian writer, Joseph Bard, in a junkshop in 1929. The figure was subsequently painted blue and decorated by the artist.

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  • title:
    Eileen Agar
  • accession number:
    GMA 4983
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  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous)
  • date created:
    1937
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 38.20 x 29.70 cm; image size: 30.30 x 23.20 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • copyright:
    © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Lee Miller

Lee Miller