Item #52391 PORTRAIT OF A BOY. Gertrude Käsebier.


[NY: Published for Camera Notes by the Publications Committee, 1899]. Hand-pulled photogravure, image size 6 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. [15.5 x 12.4 cm. Printed on copper plate paper and tipped to a woven art paper which measures 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. There is a minor creasing at the blank top margin and slight chipping to the blank corner. Near fine. Item #52391

A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 10, 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 July 1900, and simply titled, A Portrait.

Gertrude Stanton [Käsebier] was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1852. By 1889, she was enrolled in painting courses at the Pratt Institute, and in 1893, she went to Germany as an apprentice to a chemist, leaning the techniques of photography. Returning to Brooklyn in 1897, she found work in a commercial portrait studio, and soon after opened her own studio in Manhattan. Along with her thriving commercial portrait work, she made pictorial photographs and began exhibiting widely in the salons. In 1900, she was the first woman to be elected to the Linked Ring, and was a founding member of the Photo-Secession. Other than Stieglitz, no other photographer had more images published in Camera Notes. See Petersen, Christian A. ALFRED STIEGLITZ'S CAMERA NOTES. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. p. 168 - 169.

Price: $450.00

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