Collecting Cartes-de-visite was a craze in Victorian times, called "cartomania." Millions of these faded sepia were produced and are now mostly worthless, found in junk shops everywhere. Cory combines these poignant images with portraits taken of stuffed animals from museums and her own collection. By recycling these dispossessed images and long-dead creatures, she gives them all a new lease of life.
You Animal, You! is an in-depth look at the world of Charlotte Cory. Highly illustrated, this delightful book also contains essays placing the unusual artist's work in context.
Charlotte Cory lives and works in England.
Alice in Red Velveteen Chair
Bognor Baby is currently on exhibit at the Royal Academy
Colonel Fox is featuring on a new gin bottle, called Colonel Fox's gin
Crocodile, Smile, smile.....
Courtesy of Charlotte Cory