Item #54604 PORTRAIT OF ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. George Bernard Shaw.

PORTRAIT OF ALVIN LANGDON COBURN:

New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1906. . Hand-pulled photogravure, 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches [21.27 x 16.19 cm] printed on tissue and tipped to the original laid paper leaf, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches [29.85x 20.96 cm]. Archivally matted on rag board with window overmat. Fine. Item #54604

The image is a fine full-tone photogravure from CAMERA WORK 15, 1906

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) born in Dublin, settled in London in 1876. An acclaimed novelist, playwright and critic, he began writing photographic criticism in the early 1880s. Influenced by his long friendship with Frederick Evans, he took up the camera in 1898. From 1901 - 1902, he reviewed photographic exhibitions for The Amateur Photographer, and contributed an appreciation of Frederick Evans for the 1903 Evans issue of Camera Work. In 1904, he met Alvin Langdon Coburn and contributed an appreciation for the catalogue of Coburn's 1906 solo exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society. He continued to publish and lecture on photography through 1911, making photographs through his remaining years. This portrait of Coburn is the only image by him to appear in Camera Work.

Price: $1,500.00

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