American film actress Marilyn Monroe in a casual portrait from 1952. She went from photographer's model to movie star during the late 1940s and early 1950s, playing a variety of "dumb blondes," but also gaining recognition for her comedic talents. This is a fine print of the original photograph. It is set in a gesso and wood frame which has been hand-finished by craftsmen using traditional 17th-century Florentine techniques. The frame is hand-painted in black.
When European designers need the perfect black-and-white photograph, they turn to the archives of the William Stafford Gallery. Based in London, the gallery sources evocative, memorable images from large and small collections across the globe. William Stafford is known for unearthing remarkable undiscovered works by the most important photographers. The combination of the finest paper and ink on each work guarantees perfect clarity for a minimum of 50 years.