Front view
Inv. No.S-0146

L’Inconnue de la Seine

Year1920s, vintage

gelatin silver print mounted on cardboard

Dimensions15 x 22 cm

L'Inconnue de la Seine (The Unknown Woman of the Seine) was an unidentified young woman whose death mask could be found on walls of many artists'  homes after 1900. It was an inspiration for many writers and motif of many photographers. Legend has it that she was a victim of suicide. An employee at the Paris morgue was so taken with her beauty that he let mould a death mask of her face.
(Fritz Simak)

S-0146, L’Inconnue de la Seine
Anonymous, L’Inconnue de la Seine, 1920s
S-0146, Front view
S-0019, Albert Rudomine, "Vierge_inconnue", 1927
Albert Rudomine, "Vierge_inconnue", 1927
more infoS-0019, Front view
S-0156, Paul Citroen, "Atelierwand", 1930
Paul Citroen, "Atelierwand", 1930
more infoS-0156, Front view
S-0249, Grete Eckert, L’Inconnue de la Seine, 1930s
Grete Eckert, L’Inconnue de la Seine, 1930s
more infoS-0249, Front view