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Arnold Genthe, Girl and sunflower. Autochrome, 6 x 8 - inches, in a diascope, ca. 1910 - 1920. This is the final plate in John Wood's great book "The Art of the Autochrome: The Birth of Color Photography" [University of Iowa Press, 1993.] At the time of writing the maker was unknown, but Wood afterwards discovered a variant in the Library on Congress Genthe Collection. Wood's note includes, "Thfre are few portraits in this book any more beautiful than this one. It is a masterful work, a great auctochrome in every respect." You can find this illustrated on line along with a number of other beautiful ones in the Luminous Lint theme of autochromes. The diascope is a wonderful cased viewer in which to see a back-lit autochrome reflected in a mirror. Like daguerreotypes, each autochrome is unique. This is a wonderful example.



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Arnold Genthe, Girl and sunflower. Autochrome

Estimate $8,500 - $9,000
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