A field of wheat or other grain awaits harvesting in this landscape study taken by French pictorial photographer Maurice Bucquet, (1860-1921) a founder of the Photo-Club de Paris and member of the British Linked Ring Brotherhood.
Originally titled Avant Le Grain, this photograph was published as a large plate collotype and included in the important publication: L’Art Photographique, published for only one year between 1899-1900.
Interestingly, and with reference to the dramatic sky in this photograph, grain is also a meteorological term, with grain being:
a weather event during which the wind speed increases sharply and marked with a net change of direction (45-90°), and that only lasts a few minutes. (Wikipedia)
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Condition: Good, but with issues.
Circular L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE blindstamp present at lower right corner of image and plate; bumping, staining to margins and foxing to plate; (recto and more so on verso) small closed tear along left margin. Please inspect both photographs with listing. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 18.5 x 26.4 cm
support: 32.5 x 45.6 cm
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Please follow this link for an overview on the journal L’Art Photographique : French showcase for photographic and engraving art: 1899-1900 at PhotoSeed.