H. Lartigue, Ladies Walking in the Avenue des Acacias

H. Lartigue, Ladies Walking in the Avenue des Acacias

H. Lartique (1894-1986)
Ladies walking in the Avenue des Acacias
Paris
Negative 1911, print 1971
Museum no. Circ.536-1971

A scene such as this showing fashionably dressed women out walking with their dogs, or with friends, was a favourite subject for Lartigue.

Many of his photographs from this period document high fashion - the women he chose to photograph were the wealthy and well-to-do, women dressed in the latest fashions, wearing furs and extravagant hats.

A stroll in a public park was a favourite pastime for the leisured classes, and women especially took it as an opportunity to display their wealth and taste.

This print can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 6a.