A Foreground Study

PhotographerErnest Edwards


MediumPhotogravure: Text

VolumeBits of Nature: Ten Photogravures of American Scenery

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Geology, Landscape, Mountains, Landscape, Streams


Image Dimensions: 18.4 x 24.0 cm | 15.2 x 22.2 cm (Japan tissue)
Support Dimensions: 23.5 x 28.2 cm | thin, manilla leaf

A Foreground Study was first published as a plate photogravure in the May, 1893 issue of Sun & Shade. The following comments appeared in the index describing the photograph:

Studies for Artists and Amateurs. Plate III - From a negative by E. Edwards. This is a view in the Catskills taken in the neighborhood of the preceding studies. The negative was made by a double exposure as described in the April number. 1.

1. Plate XCI: A Foreground Study´╗┐-Studies for Artists and Amateurs. : Plate III: from: Sun And Shade: New York: May, 1893: Vol. V.  No. 9.  (Whole No. 57)
Before founding the New York Photogravure Company in 1885, Englishman Ernest Edwards, (1837-1903) a distinguished photographer and inventor of the Heliotype (collotype) process, moved to Boston from London in 1872 to become manager of the Heliotype Printing Company. His New York firm, where he was the manager, was first located at 853 Broadway in Union Square (New York City) with the plant itself located in Brooklyn, New York at 3rd Ave. & 10th St.

A Foreground Study