Exhibitions/ Art Object

O.G.R. the Artist Introduces O.G.R. the Volunteer

Oscar Gustav Rejlander (British, born Sweden, 1813–1875)
ca. 1871
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Image: 10.2 x 11.4 cm (4 x 4 1/2 in.) Frame: 49.6 x 40.1 cm (19 1/2 x 15 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
Not on view
Rejlander's widow gave a body of his work, including negatives, to the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in the late nineteenth century. This particular photograph was in the collection of the RPS, which was then acquired by the National Media Museum in 2003. On the history of the RPS collection and their Rejlander holdings, see Pam Roberts, "The Royal Photographic Society Collection," (Bath: Royal Photographic Society, 1994), p. 52-53. Reprorduced in Edgar Yoxall Jones, "Father of Art Photography: O.G. Rejlander 1813-1875," (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973), p. 102.

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

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

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. 124, pp. 123, 237.