Dating to 1909, a nude female model-possibly the photographer Anne Brigman herself- lies in repose as she extends her arm and catches the fog-shrouded sun in her hand in this landscape study taken in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
Anne Wardrope 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 photograph, a hand-pulled Japanese tissue photogravure, was included in Camera Work XXXVIII and published in 1912.
Condition: Very Good. Hand-made Japan tissue plate attached only to upper right-hand corner to native Enfield laid-paper support; some faint creasing to tissue in upper portion of plate extending over left corner of image. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 10.5 x 24.9 cm
support: 21.1 x 30.2 cm | 21.3 x 30.4 cm (Enfield laid-paper support)