The Cleft of the Rock by Anne Brigman


Brand: PhotoSeed Gallery

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Believed to be a self portrait, this dynamic study of a nude female figure within a rock formation was taken by pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman in 1907. Brigman (1869-1950) is considered one of most important American female photographers working in the western United States in the early part of the 20th Century and was a rare California member of the Photo-Secession. This delicate nude landscape study is printed as a hand-pulled photogravure on hand-made Japanese tissue and tipped along the left margin to a sheet of Enfield 1887 watermarked laid paper. It was included in Camera Work XXXVIII and published in 1912.

Printed: 1912


Condition: Excellent(please email if you require additional photos)



image:    23.8 x 12.9 cm

support:  29.5 x 20.0 cm | 30.2 x 21.0 cm


Please follow this link for additional examples of Brigman's work in the the PhotoSeed Archive and this link for a blog post further examining the artist's work.