PhotographerJames Craig Annan
AtelierJames Craig Annan (Glasgow)
Image Dimensions: 20.5 x 15.2 cm : Art folio #5, plate #6
Photograph taken 1893/1894
Printed (Druck) by: Georg Büxenstein & Comp.
Printed as Eleonore on plate and on index page.
“Eleanore is based on a poem by the juvenile Tennyson, though taking a subject from literature was not an action of which the Glasgow Boys would approve. The excerpt from the poem which accompanies the print mentions Eleanore’s deep, full, star-like eyes, but Annan clearly had read the whole poem for he shows her “with tresses unconfined”. He must also have read that she was born underground and roamed only between sunset and moonrise. What trouble he must have taken to find the site and a white, grub-like, costume to suggest her subterranean habits, to find a model with long hair and large dark eyes. Eleanore is an elaborate costume piece.” 1.
1. J. Craig Annan: Selected texts and bibliography : Edited by William Buchanan : Clio Press : 1994 : p. 7