Child laid out under a white canopy
Anonymous, North American
A large format silver print showing a child in a 'Whole Couch' open-lid coffin with drop-panel side, under a canopy of white lace, behind a large bank of floral tributes. The photograph illustrates very clearly how a temporary, semi-sacred space could be created in a domestic interior. A wonderfully Gothic double portrait, probably of the child's grandparents, watches over the scene.
Photographer and location unidentified, but almost certainly North American.
The print measures 7.25" by 9.5" (18.5 cm by 24.5 cm) and is mounted on a piece of beige and grey Bristol board with embossed decorative border around the photograph.