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Re: £2,600,000 Steichen print correction.


I just want to point out that the price, at least according to the Ware article referenced, was $2.928M, which is considerably less than 2.6 Million Pounds, even in 2006.

Dan Donovan
On Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 03:00 AM, John Grocott wrote:

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
††††† My† mistake.

John - Photographist - London - UK
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Jean Daubas wrote :-

You're right : platinum + ferro-prussiate print.

You can find a description and reproduction on the following link :


On this other link, which is an article by Mike Ware,

we can see that there are various versions, one of them (with another title) being a "multiple gum bichromate over platinum"

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
16 rue de Bourg-Sec
25440 LIESLE††† (France)
+33 (0)3 81 57 50 13†† et +33 (0)6 81 53 12 89

----- Original Message -----
From: John Grocott
To: The List
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:04 PM
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.

†††††††††† The 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 - UK.