California model Mabel Cramer is the subject of this portrait, a joint collaboration between the photographers Clarence Hudson White (1871-1925) and Alfred Stieglitz,(1864-1946) taken in late 1906 or early 1907, shortly after White's arrival in New York from Newark, Ohio. Said to be a friend of the German American photographer Arnold Genthe and possessing a face worthy of Cleopatra, Cramer was one of two models- along with a Miss Thompson-the photographers used in a series of photographs intended to promote photography as an equivalent medium to painting: and the only time Stieglitz would ever work in tandem with another photographer.
This photograph, a hand-pulled Japanese tissue photogravure, was included in Camera Work XXVII and published in 1909.
Condition: Very Fine. Gravure attached along left margin to native Enfield laid-paper support. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 22.6 x 15.8 cm
support: 29.9 x 20.8 cm | 30.2 x 20.95 cm (Enfield laid-paper support)