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.
Alfred Stieglitz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," May 18, 1978–July 16, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," October 13, 2011–February 26, 2012.

Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Notes 1, no. 2 (October 1897).

Godey's Magazine (January 1898). p. 21.

Naef, Weston J. The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography. Studio Book. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. no. 180.



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