1900 · [NY
by Clarkson, Emily V.
[NY: Published for Camera Notes by the Publications Committee, 1900. Clarkson, Emilie V.. Hand-pulled photogravure, image size 6 x 4 15/16 in. [15.2 x 12.5 cm.] Printed on copper plate paper and tipped to a woven art paper which measures 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Other than a tiny spot of ink at the top blank plate mark, and a chip to the mount at the lower corner, a fine print. A richly-toned photogravure, Plate 18, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES TWO, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York, 1900. Limited to only 150 copies. This image was also reproduced in Alfred Stieglitz's CAMERA NOTES in October 1898, under the same title.
Emily Clarkson was born to a wealthy family in Potsdam, New York. Initially, she studied art in Manhattan, but completed a course at the Chautauqua School of Photography in 1890. She was active in exhibiting her work and was the only woman to become a founding life member of the Camera Club of New York.
For a fuller biography, see Petersen, Christian A. ALFRED STIEGLITZ'S CAMERA NOTES. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. p. 162. (Inventory #: 52393)