Item #54591 THE DRAGON. Alvin Langdon Coburn.


New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1904. . High quality color halftone, 5 1/2 x 7 inches [13.97 x 17.78 cm] printed on a semi-gloss stock and tipped on tissue, which is tipped to the original laid paper leaf, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches [29.85x 20.96 cm]. Fine. Item #54591

The image is a fine color halftone from CAMERA WORK 6, 1904.

Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882 - 1966) was born in Boston, where he began making photographs at age eight. He studied with his cousin, F. Holland Day, the noted Pictorialist photographer, and accompanied him to London where he met Steichen, Evans, Eugene, Puyo, Demachy and Keiley. In 1902, the twenty-year-old Alvin Langdon Coburn opened his own studio in New York on Fifth Avenue. To further advance his portrait skills, he apprenticed to the eminent Pictorialist and portraitist, Gertrude Käsebier in her New York Studio. In 1903, he joined The Linked Ring and the Photo-Secession and held his first solo show at the Camera Club of New York, thus beginning a long and storied series of exhibitions. In 1904, he returned to England, commissioned to make portraits of the leading artists and writers, and largely resided there for the remainder of his life.

Price: $200.00

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