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[Mary Warner and Edeltrude on the Brow of a Hill]

Artist:
Heinrich Kühn (Austrian (born Germany), Dresden 1866–1944 Birgitz)
Date:
ca. 1908
Medium:
Autochrome
Dimensions:
23.8 x 17.8 cm (9 3/8 x 7 in)
Classification:
Transparencies
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mrs. Walter Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.370
Not on view
Miss Mary is seen here probably in the company of Lotte. In the airy openness of the Tyrolean landscape, accentuated by the low angle of vision, the bent silhouette of the governess seems to call out in concern to the half-visible little figure who has ventured over the crest of the hill. Vertical cloud formations discreetly echo the figures' connectedness. All simplicity and allusion, the image is among Kühn's most felicitous.
Inscription: [No inscriptions or annotations visible]
[Graphics International, Ltd., Washington, DC]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 17, 1979

Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Color as Form: The History of Color Photography," April 9, 1982–June 6, 1982.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. "Color as Form: The History of Color Photography," July 2, 1982–September 30, 1982.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," May 25, 1993–July 4, 1993.

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," August 7, 1993–October 2, 1993.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," June 19, 1994–September 11, 1994.

Hambourg, Maria Morris, Pierre Apraxine, Malcolm Daniel, Virginia Heckert, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 180.

Faber, Monika, ed. Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. New York: Neue Galerie, 2012. p. 109.



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