In a Brown Study

PhotographerC.M. Shipman

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Books, Portrait: Woman, Reading


Image Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.5 cm
Support Dimensions: flush-mounted

This profile portrait or head study done in deep brown tones most likely depicts Shipman’s wife Clare (Cressey) Shipman.  (b. 1880)


Print details:

mounted to flush-mounted backing board with the following:

white Brooklyn Camera Club label: 3.8 x 6.2 cm engraved:

Photo By C. M. Shipman (black pen)
Brooklyn Camera Club
776 Manhattan Avenue.

in black cursive ink in Shipman’s hand:

C. M. Shipman

B.C.C  ‘03

Title: -

In a Brown Study.

Print condition: print surface has major border “silvering” as well as surface marks. Several highlight areas: edge of table at lower right, dress collar, cuff, and edge of book, have been “drawn in” with a darkening medium to bring out detail.

In a Brown Study