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James Craig Annan (Scottish, 1864–1946)

Venice from Lido, c. 1894

Photogravure; 19.6 x 15 cm (image); 12 x 18 cm (paper); 21 x 29.1 cm (hinged paper)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.664


In 1896 J. Craig Annan published a luxurious portfolio of prints, Venice and Lombardy: A Series of Original Photogravures, that collected views from his travels to Italy. Six of the works by Annan in the Art Institute’s Stieglitz Collection, among them Venice from Lido, were included. In these works Annan expertly combined photographic detail with the smears and smudges of the ink used in the photogravure printing process.


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