Peter Love posing nude in drag.

[between 1945 and 1950]
Part of:
The James Gardiner Collection.
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Peter Love posing nude in drag. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced April 2022 Peter Love posing in drag. Photograph, 194-.


Photograph of Peter Love sitting sitting upright, wearing a styled blonde wig, elbow-length gloves and heels. He is side-on and turns his head to face the viewer, gazing downwards.


[Place of publication not identified] : [s.n], [between 1945 and 1950]

Physical description

1 photograph : print ; 8.6 x 9.9 cm


Peter Love. Lettering printed in black on bottom recto.


The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "A risqué shot of drag performer Peter Love, posed near-naked. Hair, make-up and general styling of the shot indicate a date of 1945-50. The shot is reminiscent of heterosexual pornography of the period, with 'fetish' accessories in the way of elbow-length black lace gloves and towering spiky heels."
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.


Wellcome Collection 2045174i


Where to find it

  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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