Clarence H. White (American, 1871–1925)
24.1 x 19.1 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Not on view
Morning 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 Impressionist and American Tonalist painting and to popular Japanese prints. His photographs from the period before he moved to New York in 1906 signaled a remove from the modern urban world. Neither genre scene nor narrative tableau, this photograph is a retreat into domesticized nature.