Vine Leaves

PhotographerAnne Brigman

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Allegorical, Children


Image Dimensions: 24.6 x 20.0 cm
Support Dimensions: Detail: 46.3 x 38.0 cm | 26.5 x 21.6 cm (dimensions for outer double mount )

Title: “Vine Leaves” in graphite on support verso: signed Anne Brigman on lower left corner recto of print.

Provenance: acquired from the California family of Jan Law (1908-1994), the young male model seen in this photograph in 2010.

Date based on two other studies of this subject in PhotoSeed Archive.

slight crease to lower right corner of print


Original copy for this entry posted to Facebook on June 6, 2012:

I’ve just posted one of three vintage gelatin-silver portraits to the site by the California photographer Anne Brigman, an important member of the Photo-Secession movement and frequent correspondent with Alfred Stieglitz. As far as I know, these images are unique and therefore unknown to most anyone with deep knowledge of Brigman’s work, as they were acquired directly from a descendant of the young unknown male model who is the subject of the photographs, and had been in this family for decades. I’m intrigued to know if this is the same model appearing in her photograph titled “The Fawn”, which also carries a 1921 date, although my hunch is they may have been taken as early as 1910 and printed later by her. This same child model may also be the subject of Brigman’s work titled “The Water-Nixie”, “Piping Pan” and an alternate version published in Camera Work called “The Wondrous Globe-1912”. I will post the other two versions later this week.

Vine Leaves