Item #54590 ILLUSTRATION NO. 22. Herbert Greer French.


New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1909. . Hand-pulled photogravure, 8 3/8 x 6 inches [21.27 x 15.24 cm] printed on tissue and tipped on tissue, which is tipped on to the original laid paper leaf, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches [29.85x 20.96 cm]. A long fiber is embeded in the blank border of the tissue mount, which does not affect the image. Fine. Item #54590

The image is a fine full-tone photogravure from CAMERA WORK 27, 1909.

Herbert G. French (1872 - 1942) was born in Covington, Kentucky. Having moved to Chicago, then Cincinnati, where he attended university, he gained employment with Proctor & Gamble, and rose to Vice President. In 1902, he joined the Photo-Secession as a founding member, likely introduced by fellow Ohioan, Clarence White. In 1906, he held his first solo exhibition in the Photo-Secession Galleries. By 1910, it seems he ceased to exhibit his photographs and devoted himself to collecting etchings, engravings and lithographs from the Renaissance to modern times. In 1929, he donated funds to construct the prints department for the Cincinnati Art Museum, where he was appointed curator of prints.

Price: $300.00

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