[ca. 1918 - 1925]. Ulmann, Doris. Unique oil pigment print photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to art paper 11 x 14 inches. Presented in a 16 x 20 inch archival window-mat. Slight chipping at the bottom blank corners of the photographic stock with no loss of the image; else fine condition. Item #52385
Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints and of these, most are left unsigned.
From 1917 through 1925, Doris Ulmann created approximately 150 oil pigment prints. Given the extreme difficulty in obtaining success with this process, the prints are unique monotypes. The subtle details visible in the shadows of this print exhibit a technical mastery of both the exposure and of the pigment process.
For a detailed description of Ulmann's oil print process and method of presentation, see p. 276 -77 of Philip Walker Jacobs' excellent THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF DORIS ULMANN. The University of Kentucky Press, 2001.