Hi Jean Daubas and All,
I would like to point out that the Steichen print was
actually, ''The Pond - Moonlight'' ( 1904
) ; New York. Multiple Gum Bichromate over Platinum which was one
of three prints from the same negative, presumably
John - Photographist - London - UK
Jean Daubas wrote :-
You're right : platinum + ferro-prussiate
You can find a description and reproduction on the
following link :
On this other link, which is an article by Mike
we can see that there are various versions, one of them
(with another title) being a "multiple gum bichromate over
the other one is then stated as : platinum,
cyanotype, ferro-prussiate print.
I'm sure [and luckily, i begin to notice with my
own work] that alternative processes arise quite an interest from photography
collectors in this time of digital photography...
Cheers from france
Jean Daubas, auteur-photographe
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Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:04
Subject: Is This Off Topic ?
From a TV programme, ''The Genius of
Photography.'' broadcast on BBC 4 yesterday I learned that Edward Steichen's
. ''Moonrise - Mamaroneck, New York. 1 9 0 4 '', was sold in
auction for two million six hundred thousand pounds. Apparently the
highest figure ever paid for a photograph.
narrator did not say what process the photo was, but I seem to recall
that it was a platinum and ferro- prussiate print.
Maybe there's a chance for alternative
photography to hit the headlines, again.
For now, Ciao.
John - Photographist - London -