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27th June 2023

Yevonde's most famous project was the the Goddesses series of 1935 in which she photographed society women as subjects from Roman and Greek mythology. Each portrait was carefully set up with costumes and props, and shows her at her most creative and witty (and partly influenced by the Surrealists). Her sitters included many of the most talked-about women of the day, such as Diana Mitford, Mrs Michael Balcon, the Duchess of Argyll, and Mrs Anthony Eden (above) as Clio, the muse of history.

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