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All photographs currently buy one-get one free. Simply buy one photograph (or one set) and get another photograph (or set) of equal or lesser value free. Write me which additional one you would like in "Notes to Seller" at time of purchase. Thanks!

L'INCONNUE DE LA SEINE/DIE UNBEKANNTE AUS DER SEINE/THE UNKNOWN WOMAN OF THE SEINE: Who was L'Inconnue de la Seine? According to legend, she was a young country girl who committed suicide by throwing herself into the Seine in Paris. She was fished out the river and brought to the morgue where a young doctor, moved by her quiet beauty and enigmatic smile, made a death mask of her face. Some say he was driven mad by love for her and later threw himself into the Seine to finally meet her in its watery embrace. Others say the story is pure myth. L'Inconnue de la Seine was made from the living face of a German mask maker's teenage daughter and he grew rich selling copies of the mask which hung on the walls of every true and wanna-be European artist and poet at the beginning of the 20th century. No one knows for sure. What is known is that this mask has inspired generations of artists and writers from Rilke to Nabokov to Camus to Man Ray. Personally I think she is a Siren. Look at her image long enough and you will hear her song. I promise it will seduce you.

Original Augenblick photograph taken of a vintage photo of the original L'Inconnue de la Seine death mask. To read the haunting, romantic story behind this mask, visit this site: http://www.williamgaddis.org/recognitions/inconnue/index.shtml

You will receive one unframed and unmatted 7 by 9.5 inches/18 by 24 cm photograph that has been printed at a professional photo lab on archival paper with a silk matte finish. Silk matte is a professional finish that is especially robust and scratch resistant. It also has a lovely texture and looks beautiful framed. Each photograph is also signed and dated on the back. Although this photograph is offered in the 7 by 9.5 format, I would be happy to have the pictures printed in another size. Contact me and I will create a listing.

Please let me know at time of purchase if you would prefer to have the photograph printed with a white border. If not I will have it printed with the border. Thanks.

Item ships 2 to 3 days after ordering.

Copyright 2011, Augenblick Photo

For more fine art photographs of art, sculpture and the natural world, please visit my shop: http://www.augenblickphoto.etsy.com

BOGO Sale L'Inconnue de la Seine Original Mask Signed Fine Art Photograph 7 by 9.5