James Craig Annan (Scottish, 1864–1946)
In 1896 J. Craig Annan published a luxurious portfolio of prints, Venice and Lombardy: A Series of Original Photogravures, that collected views from his travels to Italy. Six of the works by Annan in the Art Institute’s Stieglitz Collection, among them A Mendicant, were included. In these works Annan expertly combined photographic detail with the smears and smudges of the ink used in the photogravure printing process.
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