Original vintage silver gelatin photograph,image size 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. [24.4 x 19.7 cm.]. Matted to archival standards with a window over-mat, framed and glazed with uv protecting glass, in a pewter colored wooden frame 17 3/8 x 15 1/4 inches. There is a tiny crease to the upper left tip; else a fine print. Item #50803
Camilla Koffler, "Ylla", 1911 - 1955) was born in Vienna, attended boarding school in Budapest, and studied sculpture in Belgrade. When she discovered that her name, Camilla stood for "Camel" in Serbian, she changed it to Ylla. In 1931, she moved to Paris and worked as an assistant to photographer, Ergy Landau. In 1932, she began what would be her "calling": photographing animals. In 1940, MoMA was instrumental in obtaining an entry visa for her and she settled in the U.S. in 1941. She published several collections on dogs, cats, ducks and chimps. This photograph of a Spaniel chewing a bone on which is printed in pale blue crayon "Merry Xmas", and is SIGNED in pink crayon, "Ylla", is a vintage photograph with a ferrotyped surface, circa 1950.