Curtis Moffat, 'Nancy Cunard'

Curtis Moffat, 'Nancy Cunard'

Curtis Moffat
'Nancy Cunard'
About 1925
Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.1563-2007
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Estate of Curtis Moffat

Some of Moffat's best portraits were of Nancy Cunard (1896-1965), a prolific English writer, editor, publisher, political activist, anarchist and poet. She was associated with the Dada and Modernist movements in Paris during the early 1920s when she and Moffat became friends and lovers. In this portrait she wears a coat designed by the avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay.