LA CIGALE. Emma J. Farnsworth.

LA CIGALE

NY: The Camera Club, N.Y., 1899]. Hand-pulled photogravure, image size 6 3/16 x 4 7 /8 in. [15.7 x 12.4 cm.] Printed on copper plate paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., with printed tissue guard. Removed from the original bound issue, with a single library ink stamp beneath the image on the blank margin, which shows some soiling. The image is bright and fine. Item #52413

A richly-toned photogravure from CAMERA NOTES, January 1900, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Emma Justine Farnsworth (1860-1952) of Albany, New York was an active photographer from around 1886 to 1912. She created allegorical and narrative images to use as book illustrations. Alfred Stieglitz called her the finest lady amateur photographer, and in 1897, she was awarded the second one-person showing at the Camera Club of New York. Her work was included in the1900 Paris Exposition in a special exhibition of American women photographers. She won numerous prizes for her work. See Petersen, Christian A. ALFRED STIEGLITZ'S CAMERA NOTES. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. p. 166.

Price: $125.00

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