VII. White Trees

PhotographerGeorge H. Seeley

CountryUnited States


JournalCamera Work

AtelierManhattan Photogravure Co. (New York)


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Allegorical, Costume Study, Fields, Meadows, Landscape, Figure, Landscape, Mountains, Trees


Image Dimensions: 19.9 x 15.7 cm
Support Dimensions: Enfield 1887 watermarked laid paper secondary mount

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VII. White Trees, a hand-pulled Japan-paper tissue photogravure, was included with Camera Work issue XXIX.

Amateur photographer and painter George Henry Seeley, a native of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, made his living as supervisor of art for his local school district. In order to take full advantage of the showy beauty of the Berkshire region with a hint of the Taconic mountain range seen in the distance, he positioned his sisters in this plein air allegorical composition, with the trunk and back of a white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) anchoring this triangulated landscape at left.

VII. White Trees