Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Vision (Orpheus Scene)

F. Holland Day (American, Norwood, Massachusetts 1864–1933 Norwood, Massachusetts)
Platinum print
Image: 24.4 x 18.4 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.) Mount: 48.3 x 36.8 cm (19 x 14 1/2 in.) Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Credit Line:
The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
Not on view
In 2003, the National Media Museum acquired the RPS collection, which included this work. In 1937, Frederick H. Evans gave the RPS 120 prints by Fred Holland Day and this photograph is included in this acquisition. On the history of the RPS collection,and in particular the history of the F. Holland Day works in their holdings, see Pam Roberts, "The Royal Photographic Society Collection," (Bath: Royal Photographic Society, 1994), p. 50. Reproduced in Pam Roberts, "F. Holland Day," (Zwolle: Waanders; Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, 2000), p. 88.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Earl A. Powell III, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 58, pp. 86, 224.