Feb 11, 2008

Edwin Booth's Boat House, Near Newport, August 6, 1884

Edwin Booth's Boat House, Near Newport, August 6, 1884

1884

Louise Deshong Woodbridge

(American, 1848-1925)

Albumen print from gelatin dry plate negative

Image: 11.5 x 19.4 cm (4 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1994.280

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Woodbridge, a Philadelphia socialite, was a gifted amateur photographer active from 1884 through 1915. This stark seascape is an excellent early example of her photographs that stress light and atmospheric effects. The boathouse provides a sense of scale in this grand, sweeping scene dominated by a rocky beach and cloud-filled sky. Her photographs are distinguished by a successful union of factual detail and broad tonal effects.

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Collection: 
Photography
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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