Parkinson print

Support the Fashion and Textile Museum in 2015 and own a piece of British photographic history.
This year the Fashion and Textile Museum launches a major exhibition on the history of swimwear ‘Riviera Style’. In collaboration with the Norman Parkinson Archive, we are offering a limited edition print of ‘Jump’ photographed by Parkinson in 1939 for sale to help support the Museum.

Featuring Pamela Minchin on the Isle of Wight wearing a Fortnum and Mason bathing suit and first published in Harper’s Bazaar 1939, this is the photograph that encouraged

Parkinson in his future career as a photographer. ‘When I pulled that picture out of the soup it confirmed to me for the rest of my life that I had to be a photographer. I was absolutely amazed by the magic of it.’

Working under the supervision of the Norman Parkinson Archive, this photograph has been printed by master black-and-white printer Robin Bell. The photograph has been reissued for sale in a special edition of 100 in honour of Parkinson’s Centenary and is marked on the reverse with the Archive Centenary stamp.

Presented in a special hard back envelope along with a letter of authenticity, you will also receive four tickets to attend the Museum’s exhibition ‘Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900’, 22 May–29 August 2015.

Please note: The print comes unframed but the Museum is pleased to provide guidance on framing options and recommended suppliers.

Silver gelatin print | Image size: 20.5 x 28 cm (8 x 11 inches) | Paper size 30 x 40cm (12 x 16in)

· £390 incl. VAT | From an edition of 100

Prints can be collected from the Museum within two working days of your order. There is a postage and packaging charge of £15 to UK addresses. Please contact us for price details for international shipments.

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