Untitled portrait of Joaquin Miller (from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam") by Adelaide Hanscom

Untitled portrait of Joaquin Miller (from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) by Adelaide Hanscom

Untitled portrait of Joaquin Miller (from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam")

Adelaide Hanscom

Title

Untitled portrait of Joaquin Miller (from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam")

 
Artist
Year
1905  
Technique
photogravure 
Image Size
5 5/16 x 2 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
signed proof, out the unsigned edition of ca 250. 
Annotations
text, beneath image "Copyright 1905 by Dodge Publishing Co." 
Reference
 
Paper
fine wove tissue 
State
published 
Publisher
Dodge Publishing Co. 1905, New York 
Inventory ID
21098 
Price
$600.00 
Description

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

Hanscom used the colorful California poet Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) as the model. 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 Wharton James (1858-1923), who was another one of Hanscom's models for the Rubaiyat. The negatives were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.