Peter Rose Pulham - Collection of Corbeau and Renard assembled by Gerd Sander Part II London Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Photographer's Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Corbeau & Renard, La trajectoire du regard, 2006, p. 52

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in Pulham, Norfolk, Peter Rose Pulham studied at the London School of Architecture. Searching for a challenge, he transferred to Oxford University where he soon was to encounter Cecil Beaton. At the end of his first year, Pulham worked six months for Howard Coster, a portrait photographer, which resulted in an offer of a position at Harper’s Bazaar in London. He was sent to Paris for a year in 1936/37 and – regarding Paris as a source for inspiration – Pulham was not to return until he was forced to by the war. Back in England, he exhibited his paintings in major London galleries including Redfern and the London Gallery. Pulham is likely to have taken photographs in England in the early 1940s and after devoting himself to the medium from 1946 to 1953, he withdrew from it again three years before his death in 1956. He destroyed his negatives leaving very few of his works behind.


Woman (Mary Ryan) with easel and paper strips

Gelatin silver print.
20.3 x 19.4 cm. (8 x 7 5/8 in).

£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £1,250

Collection of Corbeau and Renard assembled by Gerd Sander Part II

17 May 2008, 3pm