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The Boston photographer F. Holland Day, like other Pictorialists working around 1900, advocated for the making of artistically expressive photographs. He developed a personal approach to the medium through his careful control of composition, tone, and atmosphere. Day specialized in portraits as...

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Inscription

Photographer's blind stamp, in image, l.l.: FHD

Provenance

Purchased from the photographer by Will Rowland Davis (born 1879); passed through Davis's descendants; Alfred Walker and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston; purchased by MFA, Dec. 18, 2002.

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

about 1896–97

Dimensions

Image: 16.1 x 12.3 cm (6 5/16 x 4 13/16 in.) Mount: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.620

Medium or Technique

Photograph, platinum print

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs