PORTRAIT OF MISS M., OF WASHINGTON:
NY: 1900. Clark, Rose. Hand-pulled photogravure. Image size 6 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. [17.6 x 7.6 cm.] Printed on copper plate paper and tipped to art paper which is 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.. Archivally matted. Fine. Item #31706
A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 17, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York in 1900. Limited to 150 copies. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in 1901.
Harriette Candace Clark (also known as Rose; 1852-1942) was a painter, poet, writer and photographer. She and Elizabeth Flint Wade, who was an editor for Harper's Weekly, operated as a team. Wade printed Clark's negatives; they also were awarded the gold medal at an exhibition in 1902, where the American Section of the exhibition was selected by Alfred Stieglitz. Clark wrote on technical matters in photography for the American Amateur Photographer when Stieglitz was the editor. She had a solo exhibit of her photography as early as 1899 at The Camera Club. Sadakichi Hartmann wrote, "The most successful portrait work (next to Steichen's, of course) is furnished by Rose Clark. She must be a close student of painting, all her work, without losing its individuality, is reminiscent of grand examples of pictorial art."