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Chartres Cathedral—North Porch

A work made of platinum print.

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  • A work made of platinum print.

Date:

c. 1905

Artist:

Frederick H. Evans
English, 1853-1943

About this artwork

Frederick H. Evans painstakingly planned his images of cathedral interiors and printed them equally carefully, on platinum paper that maximized the rich range of grays. The photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz devoted an issue of his deluxe journal Camera Work to Evans’s oeuvre, writing that “of the thousands who have photographed cathedrals, none has imbued his pictures with such poetic qualities coupled with such masterful treatment.” Evans considered his photographs individual works of art at a moment when they were not yet entirely accepted as such, emphasizing that status further by carefully mounting or framing them. Here he surrounded his image of Chartres Cathedral with a hand-drawn border.

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Photography and Media

Artist

Frederick H. Evans

Title

Chartres Cathedral—North Porch

Origin

England

Date

Made 1900–1910

Medium

Platinum print

Dimensions

25.1 × 19.7 cm (image/paper); 50.9 × 34 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation

Reference Number

1966.414

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