Columns and Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts (at night) by Francis Joseph Bruguiere

Columns and Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts (at night) by Francis Joseph Bruguiere

Columns and Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts (at night)

Francis Joseph Bruguiere

Title

Columns and Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts (at night)

 
Artist
Year
1915 /16 
Technique
hand colored gelatin silver print 
Image Size
13 7/16 x 10 5/16" paper and image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unique in this coloring 
Annotations
pencil copyright mark and dated "1916". 
Reference
This image, in black and white, is illustrated on page 16 of "The Evanescent City" by George Stirling - A.M. Robertson, 1915. 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20950 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

This image is the final photograph for George Sterling's 1915 poem "The Evanescent City". This poem, commemorative of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, with its accompanying illustrations after photographs by Francis Bruguiere, first appeared in Sunset Magazine.

"Columns and Rotundas, Palace of Fine Arts" is the ninth and final illustration for the poem, the final verse, which read: "Only for Beauty's passing shall we trace / The heavenly pathway that her feet had trod; / Only at her departure seek her face - / We that shall find it not this side of God."

This impression is hand colored by the photographer, who then pencil signed and dated it "1916" in the lower left corner of the image. There are no margins on this work.