circa 1903. Coburn, Alvin Langdon. Original gum bichromate over platinum photograph, 8 x 6 inches. Minor chipping along the edges, else fine. The photographer has SIGNED this print with his blindstamp monogram. Item #31633
In 1902, the twenty-year-old Alvin Langdon Coburn opened his own studio in New York on Fifth Avenue. He had already been photographing for twelve years and had studied with his cousin, F. Holland Day. To further advance his portrait skills, he apprenticed to the eminent pictorialist and portraitist, Gertrude Käsebier in her New York Studio. The records of his time with her have not been located, but this striking portrait of Käsebier's daughter, Hermine, has survived.