George Batten

PhotographerReginald Craigie


MediumPhotogravure: Chine-collé

JournalDie Kunst in der Photographie 1897

AtelierMeisenbach, Riffarth & Co.


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Portrait: Men


Image Dimensions: 19.4 x 15.0 cm : Art folio #5, plate #3: The Linked Ring

Amateur photographer Reginald Craigie, who died in 1930, was a clerk in the Bank of England, and had a chief interest in portrait photography, at which he excelled.

  “He was both interested in and sympathetic towards people as evidenced in the sincerity inherent in his portrait studies.  His sensitive work is characterized by purity and delicacy of tone values and by soft definition.  His photographs are “straight” in the sense that they are devoid of manipulation.”  From 1898 he devoted a great deal of time to the duties of Secretary of both Ring and Salon which he took over from (Alfred) Maskell.” 1.

1. The Linked Ring: The Secession in Photography: 1892-1910. Margaret F. Harker: 1979: A Royal Photographic Society Publication : p.149

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