Dating to 1909, a nude female model-possibly the photographer Anne Brigman herself- becomes one with a large boulder along with the trailing branches of a Bristlecone pine tree in this landscape study taken in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Titled "Finis", or "The End", this symbolist nude is one of Brigman's best known works,
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, but with issues. (price reflects condition) Hand-made Japan tissue plate has become separated from native Enfield laid-paper support; folding and creasing to upper image plate margins; creasing to left margin; small brown foxing stain .5cm in right plate margin; extremely small foxing area located midway along upper image margin. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 13.5 x 14.0 cm
support: 20.8 x 29.5 cm | 20.9 x 30.0 cm (Enfield laid-paper support)