Exhibitions/ Art Object

An Ethiopian Chief

Artist:
F. Holland Day (American, Norwood, Massachusetts 1864–1933 Norwood, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1897
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
18.1 x 18.4 cm. (7 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.157
Not on view
The 1896 defeat of the Italians by Abyssinian Emperor Menelek II at Adowa in northern Ethiopia provided Day with the inspiration for a series of heroic figure studies entitled Menelek, Nubia, and variations of An Ethiopian. The exotically costumed and appointed model for these pictures was J. Alexandre Skeete, a strikingly handsome artist’s model and aspiring artist.
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