Mychael Barratt 'The Surgeon's Photograph' woodcut print 50x50cm


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Mychael Barratt Artist's Proof
Also available unframed at £500

‘The Surgeon’s Photograph’, recreates the staging of an infamous photograph from 1934 purporting to show the Loch Ness monster. A highly respected surgeon, Colonel Robert Wilson, came forward with a photograph that appeared to show a sea serpent rising from the water. It was in fact a toy submarine fitted with a sea serpent head, as was finally admitted by one of the hoaxers, Christian Spurling, in 1994 shortly before he died at the age of 90. In Mychael's piece the collaborators have not noticed the appearance of the real monster in the distance.