Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916. Elizabeth Buehrmann.
Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916
Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916
Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916
Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916

Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916

1916. Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916. 9 x 7 inches with border and frame to measure 14 x 10.5 inches. A wonderful photo of a boy in a sailor outfit transfixed by a sunroom aquarium. The photograph is signed and dated in pencil below the print, which is on a textured canvas-like surface. A shadow around the print appears to be original, forming a sort of border or mat around the photograph. Original frame "from the Shops of the Purnell Art Company... Baltimore". Some wear to the verso but photograph is excellent. Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann (c1886 - c1963) was an American photographer and artist who was one of the pioneers of taking formal portraits of people in their own homes rather than in a studio. Successful at a young age, she was accepted as an Associate Member in Alfred Stieglitz's important Photo-Secession at just 18 years old. In 1909 Stieglitz included three of her prints in the prominent National Arts Club exhibition which he organized. Another famous photographer, Robert Demachy, insisted her prints be included in an important show he was organizing in Paris the next year. A major show of hers opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1908, and 73 of her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Met. An excellent print by this major photographer. Near Fine. Item #z04907

Price: $900.00

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