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.