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Yvan Dalain, Swiss, (1927–2007)
We do not always succeed at first. The descabello is necessary, Spain, from the series La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1962
Gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 11 1/2 in. (20 x 29 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Gelatin silver Process
Credit Line: Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback
Accession Number: 2019.22.27

Illustrated: Rey, Henry-Françoise, and Yvan Dalain. J'aime La Corrida. Lausanne: Editions Rencontre, 1962. pg. 178

NB: a descabello is the act of severing the bull’s spinal cord with a vedugo, a type of sword made for such purpose

With series title and page number on publication label on verso
YD-F-093 (1697)

Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print

Provenance: from the collection of Charles-Henri Favrod, the founding director of the Musée de l’Elysée de la Photographie in Lausanne, Switzerland

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