Alvin Langdon COBURN (Photography): Portrait of George Bernard SHAW (Writer) For Sale
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Alvin Langdon COBURN (Photography): Portrait of George Bernard SHAW (Writer):
[Literature & Art] [Shaw, George Bernard. (1856-1950)] Coburn, Alvin Langdon. (1882 - 1966) Portrait of George Bernard Shaw, 1908
Original hand-pulled photogravure portrait of the Irish playwright and critic who called Coburn "the greatest photographer in the world." Very fine condition. 17 x 22 cm.
Coburn contacted Shaw shortly after his arrival in London in 1904, and found in him a serious amateur photographer, eager to share equipment and ideas in the exploration of creative photography. Shaw had been a prolific photographer since 1898 and subsequently frequently sent letters to Coburn about his enthusiasm and struggle in experimenting with innovative products and techniques. During the first decade of 1900, Shaw published highly respected essays on photography, and contributed to ongoing technical discussions in the field, but the only individual photographers he wrote about were Evans and Coburn. In the preface to the catalog for Coburn’s first one-man show at the Royal Photographic Society in 1906, Shaw appointed Coburn “one of the most accomplished and sensitive photographers” living, who could “handle you as Bellini handled everybody, as Hals handled everybody, as Gainsborough handled everybody, or as Holbein handled everybody, according to his vision of you.” This became Shaw’s most reprinted article on photography, published in several periodicals in Great Britain and America that year, and gave great impetus to Coburn’s international reputation.
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