Frank Eugene, (1865 - 1936) Portrait of Thea Hermann, 1916. 9 x 5 5/8 - inch platinum print on tissue, mounted. "1916" is written in pen on the very top left of the sheet. Born in the US, Eugene studied art in Germany. After returning to New York he was active as a photographer. He was one of the founding members of the Photo Secession. He returned to Germany in 1906 but his photographs continued to be exhibited in the US and were published in Camera Work and elsewhere. His photographs are notable for having the qualities of some paintings, and this is a good example. He is said to have originated making platinum prints on tissue. The subject was the daughter of artist Frank Simon Herrmann. This is an excellent example of Eugene's work. A circular album portrait of an unkown maker and subject is on the verso of the paper.