[NY: Published for Camera Notes by the Publications Committee, 1899]. Hand-pulled photogravure, image size 6 9/16 x 3 9/16 in. [16.6 x 9 cm.] printed on copper plate paper and inset on a woven art paper which measures 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. There is a small band of faint toning along the blank bottom edge and a tiny chip at the blank bottom right corner. Near fine. Item #52390
A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 14, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES ONE, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York, 1899. Limited to only 150 copies. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in January 1900, Vol. 3, No. 3.
"Mathilde Weil studied drawing and painting at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, the Decorative Art League, and the Museum of Industrial Arts. She acquired her first camera in the winter of 1896 - 1897, and according to her own account, established a portrait studio within two months. Among the photographic exhibitions in which she participated were the Philadelphia salons of 1898 - 1900, the London salons of 1898 - 1901, and the American Institute exhibitions of 1898 - 1899. Three of Weil's photographs were seen in the inagugural exhibition of the Photo-Secession in 1902 at the National Arts Club. She was also represented in two subsequent Photo-Secession organized shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Carnegie Institute in 1904."- Petersen, Christian A., ALFRED STIEGLITZ'S CAMERA NOTES. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. p. 177.