Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848-1938) Two Wildflower Studies: Habenaria Hookeriana. Hooker's Orchis
- American & European Works of Art - 2930B
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- September 23, 2016 12:00PM
Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848-1938)
Two Wildflower Studies: Habenaria Hookeriana. Hooker's Orchis and Mentha Viridis, Mentha Spicata. Spearmint. Our Lady's Mint, 1905, plates 160 and 179, respectively, from Wild Flowers of New England, published 1914. Unsigned, identified and dated on pre-printed mounts l.l. Platinum prints mounted to paper, image/sheet sizes 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (23.5 x 18.7 cm), matted, unframed.
N.B. In 1893, Lincoln moved from Brockton to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and began a series of images ultimately published under the title Wild Flowers of New England. While many photographers of the day were working in a Pictorialist mode, his botanical studies presented dramatic close-ups with sharp detail and a hint of abstraction that looked to the modern, "straight" aesthetic that dominated photography in the first half of the twentieth century.
Mount measures 13 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (35.3 x 30.2 cm).
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