Child Gazing in Fish Bowl

Child Gazing in Fish Bowl

This hand-colored gelatin silver print shows an unknown child gazing down into a glass goldfish bowl. This work included within a personal album held by this archive of nearly 100 photographs attributed to the artist dating ca. 1910-1940.

Born in London, photographer Arthur Hammond (1880-1962) arrived in America at Ellis Island on July 31, 1909 and quickly established his own studio in Natick Massachusetts by 1912- joining and exhibiting with the nearby Boston Camera Club. By 1920, he had authored the foundational book Pictorial Composition in Photography and became a leading voice for pictorialism in America through his position as associate editor of American Photography magazine from 1918-1949.

Print notes: Title of work supplied by this archive; slight loss to black primary leaf mount.

Provenance: Acquired by this archive in March, 2018 from Memphis, TN dealer who stated it came from a Memphis estate ca. late 1990’s.

Child Gazing in Fish Bowl

Image Dimensions23.8 x 18.5 cm corner-glued to leaf

Support Dimensions25.0 x 32.7 cm Black album leaf