Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Orchard

Artist:
Clarence H. White (American, 1871–1925)
Date:
1902
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
Image: 24 x 19.1 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.287
Not on view
Made in the year that the Photo-Secession was formed, Clarence White's "The Orchard" perfectly embodies the tenets of Pictorialism: expressive, rather than narrative or documentary, content; craftsmanship in the execution of the print; and a carefully constructed composition allied to the paintings of the Impressionists and the American tonalists, and to the popular prints of Japan. White was a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a friend of Alfred Stieglitz and F. Holland Day, and a highly praised contributor to (and occasional juror for) photographic exhibitions at home and abroad. He participated in the group exhibitions of the Photo-Secession and was featured in issue number 23 of the group's influential and exquisitely printed journal "Camera Work" (1908). After moving to New York in 1906, White taught photography, first at Columbia University and later at the Clarence White School, exerting influence in his later years more as a teacher than as an active artist.
Inscription: Inscribed in blue ink on print, verso TC: "Mrs. C.H. White // Letitia Felix (Jones) // Julia McCune (Flory) // by C.H. White, Jr."
Clarence H. White, Jr.; [Helios, Arts Inc., New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, August 3, 1977

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," February 4, 1989–April 30, 1989.

National Gallery of Australia. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," June 17, 1989–August 27, 1989.

Royal Academy of Arts. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," September 23, 1989–December 23, 1989.

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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pictorialism in New York, 1900-1915," February 10, 1998–May 31, 1998.

Les Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. "1900," March 14, 2000–June 26, 2000.

Apraxine, Pierre. Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company. Reeds Springs, Mo.: White Oak Press, 1985. pl. 129.

Weaver, Mike, ed. The Art of Photography, 1839–1989. New Haven: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1989. p. 179.

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. 126.



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