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.
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,
††††† My† mistake.
John - Photographist - London - UK
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,
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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25440 LIESLE††† (France)
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----- 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
For now, Ciao.
John - Photographist - London - UK.