A woman wearing bodystocking standing in a conch shell as Venus (?).

  • Walery.
[late 19th century]
Part of:
The Fallaize Collection.
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About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced April 2022: A woman posing naked in a classical attitude, standing in a conch shell, as Venus (?), in a photographic studio. Photograph by Walery, before 1900.


The woman is wearing a flesh-coloured bodystocking to appear like a marble statue


Paris : Walery, [late 19th century]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint


Walery 9bis Rue de Londres Paris reproduction interdite Lettering printed on the back of the mount gives a list of prizes awarded at various exhibitions, the most recent is the Exposition Universelle at Paris, 1889


This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.


Wellcome Collection 529257i

Ownership note

Originally collected by British anthropologist Edwin Nichol Fallaize (1877-1957). Purchased by Capt. L.W.G. Malcolm in 1934, on behalf of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, for the price of £25. From a letter in the Wellcome archives dated 16th December 1934.


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