Item #CL191-109 Anna Magnani. Yousuf Karsh, Canadian.
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Anna Magnani

1958/later printing. Silver gelatin photograph, annotated and captioned in pencil in various hands with photographer’s stamp verso, 34.2 x 26cm. Creases to upper portion, repaired tears to lower edge of image and margin, minor wear and soiling to margins.

Stamp reads “Copyright. The following credit line must be used. Karsh, Ottawa.” Annotations include a statement in German referring to the mandatory use of the credit line, and technical information including “Prisma 6.”

Held in NGA with a comment from “volatile Italian” actress Anna Magnani (1908-1973), responding to Karsh’s question of why she began acting: “Because of unhappiness perhaps. I wanted to do so many things. I exploded with ideas…like firecrackers.”

Item #CL191-109

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