Delicate Operation

Delicate Operation

Photograph

Nicholas Tikhomiroff

French, 1927–2016

Delicate Operation

June 1962
Gelatin silver print
Image: 24 × 16.6 cm (9 7/16 × 6 9/16 in.)
Paper: 20.3 × 25.4 cm (8 × 10 in.)
Gift of Time-Life Books
1968.0184.0279
Inscriptions verso BC (applied label): (Pear-Peeling) 6/62 15) DELICATE OPERATION: having quartered the pear, \ the pupil may now spear the pieces with her fork and peel them \ with her knife. Following inspection by Princess Jerome Murat, \ Etiquette Professor, the student may finally eat the pear. \ Credit: Nicholas Tikhomiroff © 1962 MAGNUM Photos
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