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Collection Summary
 

Biographical Sketch
 

Scope and Content
 

Index Terms
 

Administrative Information 
 

Contact Information
 

Detailed Description of the Collection

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Ilse Bing fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Ilse Bing fonds. 
Dates: – 1929-1957. 
Quantity:  – 68 gelatin silver prints, b&w, 52 x 40.5 cm or smaller.

Biographical Sketch

Ilse Bing Wolff was born on March 23, 1899 in Frankfurt, Germany. She studied mathematics and art history at universities in Frankfurt and Vienna from 1920 until 1929 and in 1928 began using a camera to illustrate her dissertation on the German architect Friedrich Gilly (1772-1800). The following year Bing was hired to create picture essays for the weekly supplement of a Frankfurt newspaper, becoming one of the few women to work in photojournalism at the time. After abandoning her studies in the summer of 1929, Bing moved to Paris, where she worked as a freelance press, fashion, portrait, and documentary photographer, combining her skill as a photographer with a unique artistic vision. Bing was one of the first professional photographers in Paris in the 1930s to work with the small format Leica camera. She was also among the first to use an electronic flash, solarization, and to photograph at night. Her work was included in all major Parisian exhibitions, including the first modern photography exhibition held at the Louvre in 1936. The following year, Bing's work was part of the exhibition "Photography 1839-1937" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In 1937, Bing married the pianist and musicologist, Konrad Wolff. As German Jews, Bing and her husband were interned as enemy aliens by the Vichy government in 1940 and upon their release immigrated to the United States (1941). Bing became an American citizen in 1946. In 1948, she began to work with the larger format Rolleiflex camera and by 1957 had started working exclusively in colour. In 1959, Bing gave up photography for poetry, drawing, painting, and collage. Bing died in New York City on March 10, 1998. Her works are in the collections of institutions in the United States, Europe, and Canada, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, and the National Gallery of Canada.

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Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 68 gelatin silver prints, taken by Ilse Bing, and include scenes in Paris and New York, as well as self-portraits. Six photographs from the donation were acquired by the Photography Department, National Gallery of Canada, and are not included in the item list.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection. 
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by the Ilse Bing Estate in 2001.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Ilse Bing fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aids: Item level description available.
Related material: For further information see the Ilse Bing documentation file at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Index Terms

Names:
Bing, Ilse, 1899-1998
Document Types:
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Ilse Bing fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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Detailed Description of Collection

Item Level Description.

Roof, Monastery Reiuchenau at Lake Constance. – 1929. – 1 photograph: b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a tiled roof ridge viewed longitudinally with church and tower beyond.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1989.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1929, pr 1988.
Photograph printed in 1989.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.1
Running Railway. – 1929. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a close-up view of pipes connecting railway carriages in motion.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1929.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: Ilse Bing 1929 c 1989.
Photograph printed in 1989.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.2
Paris [?]. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original mat 34.5 c 41.5 cm; 22.5 x 27 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a lamp standard seen from below.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with printed date on recto and verso of original storage mat.
Printed on mat board on recto and verso or original mat: FOTO ILSE BING 1931.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.3.
Self-Portrait with Long Press Release. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a frontal view of Ilse Bing, head and shoulders, wearing beaded necklace.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1931.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1931 pr 1988.
Photograph printed in 1988.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.4.
Paris, Self-Portrait with Leica. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 27.5 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a self-portrait of Ilse Bing with a Leica camera.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1931.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1931 Paris pr 1985.
Photograph printed in 1985.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.5.
Tour Eiffel - Champ de Mars. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of people in the Champ de Mars seen from above through Tower struts.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1931.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1931 printed 1983.
Photograph printed in 1983.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.6.
Church Tower. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 51 x 40.5 cm; 34 x 23.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a gothic church tower with small gabled porticos above arcading.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1931.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.7.
Church. – 1931. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 51 x 40.5 cm; 22.5 x 28.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a close-up view of a church wall and window with arcading above.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1931.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.8.
Errante. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a group of young girls in chiffon, dancing.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1933.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1933 pr 1991.
Photograph printed in 1991.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.9.
Paris. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 51 x 40.5 cm; 22.5 x 28.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a wooden female figure, on calliope [?].
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with printed date on recto of board: ILSE BING 1933.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1933.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.10.
Paris [?]. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 51 x 40.5 cm; 28.5 x 19.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a stall vendor wearing fez and robe.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, upper right: ILSE BING 1933.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.13.
Paris Street Fair. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 51 x 40.5 cm; 28.5 x 19.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a young girl performer wearing a dress, raising her hat in front of a china stall.
Title appears on recto of original board.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1933.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.14.
A Man and a Woman. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a portrait of a man and a woman eating ice cream cones.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1933.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1933 94.
Photograph printed in 1994.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.15.
Tour Eiffel. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a close-up view of Eiffel Tower from below, lamp standard at left, horse-chestnut branches with young leaves.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1933.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1933 93 tour Eiffel - branches - lower padocive.
Photograph printed in 1993.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.16.
Paris, Boulevard Montparnasse. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of an upward view of "Photographie" building's upper storey with photographer's studio window, shattered panes of glass.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1933.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1933 [1991].
Photograph printed in 1991.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.17.
Paris, Boulevard Montparnasse. – 1933. – 1 photograph : b&w ; original board 20.5 x 25.5; 10.5 x 14.8 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of and upward view of "Photographie" building's upper storey with photographer's studio window, shattered panes of glass; smaller version of 2002.0196.17.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1933.
Photograph printed ca. 1991.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.18.
... Full Moon. – 1934. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 27.8 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a solarised view of moon beyond trees, cloud above, building at left.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1934.
Inscribed in pencil on verso: ILSE BING 1934 pr 1989.
Photograph printed in 1989.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.19.
Paris. – 1934. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a solarised view of Au Vieu Paris Restaurant, interior open to the street.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING, 1934.
Inscribed in pencil on verso: ILSE BING 1934, ILSE BING Paris 1934. 1/15
Photograph printed ca. 1980s or 1990s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.20.
Paris. – 1934. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the Eiffel Tower at night, clock showing 7:45, viewed from rooftop with chimney at left.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1934.
Inscribed in pencil on verso: ILSE BING 1934 print 1983.
Photograph printed in 1983.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.21.
Paris [?]. – 1934. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28.5 x 19 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house facade with furled flag hanging from window and a light post in lower left.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1934.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.22.
Rooftop and Window. – 1935. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 28.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of view across rooftop with chimneys.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1935.
Printed on Agfa-Brovira paper.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.24.
Paris. – 1935. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of photographer at work, bicycle nearby, painted Monte Carlo Casino backdrop, studio lights.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1935 94.
Photograph printed in 1994.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.25.
Gold Lame Shoes for Harper's Bazaar. – 1935. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 27.6 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of feet in gold lame slippers with glimpse of chiffon pleated skirt.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1935.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1935 pr 1988.
Photograph printed in 1988.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.26.
Paris, Pont Alexandre III. – 1935. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a lamp standard silhouetted against sky, Eiffel Tower at left.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1935.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: bec de gar - tow Eiffel - Trocad_ ILSE BING 1935 1993.
Photograph printed in 1993.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.27.
New York, Central Park. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 28.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Central Park, with beaches and pond, skyscrapers beyond.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1936.
Printed on Agfa-Bravira paper.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.28.
New York, Central Park. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 28.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a swan on pond in Central Park, skyscrapers beyond.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1936.
Printed on Agfa-Bravira paper.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.29.
Horses Jumping Through Flames. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of horses jumping through flames over barred gate.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1936.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1936 94.
Photograph printed in 1994.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.30.
Equestrian Acrobats. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a circus scene with ringmaster.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, upper right: ILSE BING 1936.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1936 94.
Photograph printed in 1994.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.32.
Surf. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of surf with calmer sea beyond.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1936.
Printed on Agfa-Brovira paper.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.34.
Playing Cards. – 1936. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a group of men playing cards on sidewalk.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1936.
Printed on Agfa-Brovira paper.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.35.
Last Bastille Day Before the War. – 1939. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a view of illuminated Sacré-Coeur Basilica at Montmartre from rooftop.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1939.
Inscribed in pencil on verso in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1939 93.
Photograph printed in 1993.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.36.
Paris. – 1939. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Eiffel Tower seen over rooftops.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1939.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s or 1960s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.37.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51cm, 22.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of passengers and sailors looking to stern in crowded port.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.39.
Dockyard. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51 cm, 22.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a view of the dockyard from the ship "Winnipeg" out of Le Havre, people at railing, small boy looking at camera.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.40.
The Ship "Winnipeg" Out of Le Havre. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51, 22.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Irish wolfhound in foreground, lifebelt attached to deck railing.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.41.
The Ship "Winnipeg" Out of Le Havre. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51, 34 x 22.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of portrait of Irish wolfhound on deck.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.42.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51, 23.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of passengers lining deck railing.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.43.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51, 23.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of rear view of three passengers on deck, coast in background.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.44.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 40.5 x 51, 23.5 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of suspended lifeboats, coast beyond.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.45.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 50.5 x 40.5, 23 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of view of land from the ship, two islands in front of town.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.46.
On Board Ship. – 1941. – 1 photograph : b&w ; glued on board 50.5 x 40.5, 23 x 34 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of ship at sea, coast in background with hills and tower.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1941.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.47.
Paris, L'Odeon - Rue Rotrou. – 1947. – 1 photograph : b&w ; cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of rear view of two men crossing street, from the archway of Odeon.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1947 pr 1991.
Photograph printed in 1991.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.48.
Self-Portrait. – 1945. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of head and shoulders pose, looking upward to left.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, upper right: ILSE BING 1945.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1945.
Photograph printed ca. 1960s or 1970s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.49.
Paris "Flic". – 1945. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of gendarme pressing the traffic light control.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1952.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952 pr 1989.
Photograph printed in 1989.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.50.
Paris in a Box. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Eiffel Tower souvenirs in suitcase on the ground.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, upper right: ILSE BING 1952.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952, 94.
Photograph printed in 1994.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.51.
Paris, Quai Branly. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a close-up view of an iron tree protection grid.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1952.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952 pr 1988.
Photograph printed in 1988.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.52.
Paris, chaise au feuilles. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of leaves on iron park chair.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in black ink, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1952.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952 pr 1987.
Photograph printed in 1987.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.53.
Paris. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of windows of apartment viewed from half-opened window across street, woman on balcony, upper right.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower right: ILSE BING 1952.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952 pr 1988.
Photograph printed in 1988.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.54.
Spiderlily. – 1953. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 35.5 x 28 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of long-stemmed flower in glass vase silhouetted on wall by light from window.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, upper left: ILSE BING 1953.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting: ILSE BING 1953 [1991].
Photograph printed in 1991.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.55.
Doll heads. – 1957. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a duplicate of larger version, 2 doll heads, pair of eyes.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on recto of photograph.
Inscribed in white, recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1957.
Photograph printed ca. 1980s or 1990s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.56.
Paris - Eiffel Tower. – [1952?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; mounted on board 50.5 x 40 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the Eiffel Tower viewed through a chain-link fence.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.57.
Paris [?]. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 40.5 x 50.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of apartment windows with raised floral decoration above each window, viewed through wrought-iron balustrade across narrow street.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952 ILSE BING 1952.
Photograph printed ca. 1970s or 1980s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.58.
Paris, L'Odeon. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 50.5 x 41 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a lamp hanging in arched doorway, poster for Comédie Française.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1952.
Photograph printed ca. 1970s or 1980s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.59.
Paris [?]. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 52 x 40.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a close-up of baguettes stacked upright between wrought-iron brackets on shelf supported by scroll work.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Photograph printed ca. 1970s or 1980s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.60.
Paris [?]. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 41 x 50.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of alley of trees with people walking, buildings in distance.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1952.
Print date has not yet been determined.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.61.
Paris. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 40.5 x 50.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of three boys playing with fallen leaves in park.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING PARIS 1952.
Print date has not yet been determined.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.62.
Paris. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 41 x 50.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a woman seated in park painting tree scene.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1952.
Print date has not yet been determined.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.63.
Paris. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 40.5 x 47 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Rue Racine, Patisserie and Boulangerie store, two priests walking.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING ILSE BING 1952 PARIS.
Photograph printed ca. 1970s or 1980s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.64.
Paris. – 1952. – 1 photograph : b&w ; mounted on board 50.5 x 40.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of two schoolboys, one watching the other take an item from satchel.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1952.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.65.
Wishes. – 1953. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 40.5 x 50.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of wood-framed chalkboard with drawing of Angel and stars with the word WISHES (inverted first S), chalks scattered in foreground.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING ILSE BING 1953.
Photograph printed ca. 1970s or 1980s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.66.
Hydrangeas. – 1955. – 1 photograph : b&w ; mounted on board 50.5 x 40.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of hydrangeas photographed from above casting shadows onto deck.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph: ILSE BING 1955.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.67.
Doll heads. – 1957. – 1 photograph : b&w ; mounted on board 49.5 x 40.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of 2 doll heads, pair of eyes, larger version of 2002.0196.56.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso: ILSE BING 1957.
Photograph printed ca. 1950s.
Temporary National Gallery of Canada number: 2002.0196.68.

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