In 1886 the architect Wright designed and built the Hillside Home School for his aunts Ellen and Jane Lloyd-Jones in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Ten years later, while constructing a modern windmill on the property, he made a series of Japanese-inflected photographs of the school’s buildings and landscapes and the activities of its students. Wright continued to photograph on the property until 1900. This delightfully odd landscape study of students and teachers playing golf is a collotype, made using a complex photomechanical printing process of such refinement that it is often taken for a direct imprint of a negative. It likely was made for a publication, never realized, on the progressive school.
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A descendant of Frank Lloyd Wright's mother's family, the Lloyd-Joneses; [Kelmscott Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan, May 20, 1991]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 63," November 19, 2013–March 2, 2014.
Artist: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona)Date: 1955Medium: Book (a) together with a conforming masonite authorized dealer sign (b)Accession: 1999.255a, bOn view in:Not on view