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Lot 0070
  • Artist: Evans, Frederick
  • Title: The Sea of Steps - Wells Cathedral, 1903
  • Medium: Photo Litho, 1982, USA
  • Dimensions: 6.4x7.75"
  • Heat Wax Mounted on 11x14" Conservation Board

    Frederick H. Evans (1853– 1943) was a British photographer, primarily of architectural subjects. He is best known for his images of English and French cathedrals. Evans began his career as a bookseller, but retired from that to become a full-time photographer in 1898, when he adopted the platinotype technique for his photography. Platinotype images, with extensive and subtle tonal range, non glossy-images, and better resistance to deterioration than other methods available at the time, suited Evans' subject matter. Evans' ideal of straightforward, "perfect" photographic rendering - unretouched or modified in any way - as an ideal was well-suited to the architectural foci of his work: the ancient, historic, ornate and often quite large cathedrals, cloisters and other buildings of the English and French countryside. This perfectionism, along with his tendency to exhibit and write about his work frequently, earned for him international respect and much imitation. He ultimately became regarded as perhaps the finest architectural photographer of his, or any, era.

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    Very Good, with COA

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    FREDERICK EVANS - The Sea of Steps Wells Cathedral 1903

    Estimate $120 - $180Jul 11, 2018
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