Norman Parkinson’s photograph After Van Dogen: Adele Collins in an Otto Lucas Toque re-creates a well known work of art. The original painting, which is on view in the Beck Galleries of this Museum, was inspired by the fashionable choices of the sitter. Regarding his model, Van Dongen noted, “Putting on that red hat (called a ‘Corn Poppy’) was entirely her idea. You might say it was her instinct.” The painting was instantly popular and was reproduced in many forms, from postcards and magazine covers to posters and prints. The fashionable painting made a perfect reference for Parkinson’s photo of a red Otto Lucas hat.

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Norman Parkinson, British, 1913–1990
After Van Dogen: Adele Collins in an Otto Lucas Toque
1959, printed later
Inkjet print
Image: 22 × 17 9/16 in. (55.9 × 44.6 cm) Sheet: 23 15/16 × 20 in. (60.8 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by Photo Forum 2019

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number

[Staley-Wise Gallery, New York]; purchased by MFAH, 2019.