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Boy with Cow

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Boy with Cow 1880s

Not on display

This photograph, from a series called 'Costumes of Liguria', was taken by the Genoese photographer, Alfredo Noack, in the 1880s. The pictures recorded the people of the region and their activities. The boy has been depicted as a social type (a peasant) rather than an individual. This was a trend in the art of the time when artists, like anthropologists later on, concerned themselves with the way society operates and its constituent parts.

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  • Acc. No. PGP R 878
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 20.70 x 28.00 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985