[NY: Published for Camera Notes by the Publications Committee, 1900]. Hand-pulled photogravure, image size 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. [16.6 x 12 cm.] printed on copper plate paper and tipped to a woven art paper which measures 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.. A fine print. Item #52395
A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 14, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York, 1900. Limited to only 150 copies. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in January 1901.
At fourteen years of age, Eva L. Watson enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied painting and life drawing under Thomas Eakins. In 1897, she opened her own photography studio in Philadelphia. The next year, she exhibited six pictures in the first Philadelphia Photographic Salon. Her work was included in the 1900 London and Paris showings of the "New School of American Photography" exhibition organized by F. Holland Day. She was elected a member of the Linked Ring and a founder of the Photo-Secession. When this image appeared in the portfoilo, the photographer identified herself as Eva L. Watson; when the image was published in Camera Notes, she had recently married and identified herself as Eva Watson-Schütze. For a more complete biography, see,
Petersen, Christian A., ALFRED STIEGLITZ'S CAMERA NOTES. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. p. 176.