Untitled (From Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) by Adelaide Hanscom

Untitled (From Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) by Adelaide Hanscom

Untitled (From Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

Adelaide Hanscom

Title

Untitled (From Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

 
Artist
Year
1905  
Technique
photogravure in brown/black ink 
Image Size
6 x 3 3/4" ” image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, signed by photographer, outside the printed edition of 250 
Annotations
“copyright 1905 by Dodge Publishing Co.” lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
thin cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
Dodge Publishing Company 
Inventory ID
20217 
Price
$500.00 
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.