Kertész accentuated the narrow ribcage and long waist of the ideal contemporary woman by photographing his model in a carnival mirror. If the top half of this beautiful nude resembles those Modigliani painted, the swell of the haunch recalls Mannerist nudes and their nineteenth-century revivals, especially Ingres' grande odalisque.
Inscription: Stamped in ink on print, verso C: "PHOTO // ANDRE KERTESZ // 32, bis, Rue du Cotentin, PARIS - [illegible] // COPYRIGHT BY"; inscribed on print, verso C: "#6."; inscribed on print, verso C: "Girard [crosssed out]"; inscribed on print, verso LC [upside down]: "San Fr.";
[Edwynn Houk Gallery to Waddell, February 16, 1984]; John C. Waddell