Study of a Head

PhotographerElizabeth G. Stoltz

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver/Platinum


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Children, Portrait: Children, Supports


Image Dimensions: 15.1 x 11.3 cm (waxed) glued along upper margin
Support Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.4 cm tissue-paper | 35.6 x 28.0 cm cream-colored card stock | separate window over-mat opening: 17.7 x 13.8 cm

Ohio native and amateur photographer Elizabeth Garst Stoltz (1863-1944)  attended the Clarence H. White School of Photography in New York City in 1917 & 1918. (1.) This unsigned photograph of an unknown subject was most likely done as a requirement for a portraiture assignment as part of the school curriculum. The 1917 date assigned to this print by PhotoSeed is based on similar dated examples by Stoltz  seen on this website.


print notes verso: signed in graphite on secondary mount:


title: Study of a Head.  (Boy).


Mrs. Elizabeth G. Stoltz
#230 East Eleventh St.
New York.  (this address faintly erased and struck through other than name)


in pen script:

#233 North Main St.
Kenton Ohio
℅ Dr. W. A. Belt. (?)


provenance: Elizabeth G. Stoltz | Florida estate; purchased 2015


1. Background: Elizabeth G. Stoltz: records held in the Warren and Margo Coville Collection in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress compiled by Kathleen A. Erwin: 2015 email to this website from LC curator Verna Curtis.

Study of a Head