Nude Neel Bate w/Dagger Russ Warner B&W Studio Physique Photograph


Dramatic 1950s Russ Warner studio photo featuring oft used model and artist Neel Bate (1916-1989) who also posed for George Platt Lynes. The image features the muscular Bate astride a model stand, wielding a dagger with a noir-esque shadow against the wall. Bate was also known as Blade (his artist name), Carlyle Kneeland Bate and Carl Neeland. Size/Condition: Measures 4”x 5”. Silver gelatin, double weight fiber paper with near matte surface. Excellent condition with minor oxidation. Numeric mark “3” to reverse, otherwise unmarked, undated. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.