(Man Reading) from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" by Adelaide Hanscom

(Man Reading) from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Adelaide Hanscom

(Man Reading) from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"

Adelaide Hanscom

Title

(Man Reading) from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"

 
Artist
Year
1905  
Technique
photogravure 
Image Size
5 3/4 x 3 5/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
fine wove 
State
 
Publisher
Dodge Publishing Co. 1905 
Inventory ID
0517 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Hanscom hand worked the negative to achieve the image she wanted. She was one of the pioneers of this technique.

The text for the printing of the Rubaiyat was translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald and was illustrated by Hanscom.

This photogravure proof was from the collection of author George W. James who was one Hanscom's models for the Rubaiyat. The negatives were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The model for this photograph was the Berkeley poet Joaquin Miller "Poet of the Sierras" (1837? to 1913).