• Recto of print
  • Recto of print with original mount

James Craig Annan (Scottish, 1864–1946)

A Mendicant, c. 1894

Photogravure; 11.5 x 6.9 cm (image); 15.9 x 11 cm (paper)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.666


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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