Margaret Watkins

Domestic Symphony

1919
This still-life study of eggs on a drainboard showcases Watkins’ virtuosity at revealing form through the use of ordinary objects. The striped dish towel draped over the side of the enamel board adds a dimension of verticality while the rounded edges of the cast iron frying pan and an enamelware pie plate fill the background. This image was included in an article on Watkins and her photographs under the title “Photography Comes into the Kitchen” in Vanity Fair magazine in 1921.
Title
Domestic Symphony
Date
1919
Medium
Photograph
Materials
palladium print
Dimensions
21.2 x 16.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1984 with the assistance of a grant from the Government of Canada under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act
Accession number
20627

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