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About This Artwork
Bolney Backwater, c. 1908
21.6 x 28.8 cm (image); 26.8 x 40.6 cm (paper)
Signed recto, on paper, lower right, below image, in graphite: "J Craig Annan"; Inscribed recto, on paper, lower left, below image, in graphite: "Bolney Backwater"
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.669
Not on Display
When Stieglitz visited the 1904 International Art Exhibition in Dresden, he linked the work by Annan on view with that of David Octavius Hill, which was half a century older: “In the British exhibit but two deserve mention—Hill, the painter-photographer of fifty years ago, and J. Craig Annan. Their pictures will always hold their own in the very best of company—sane, honest, temperamental.”
— Exhibition Label text
For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, "Alfred Stieglitz and his Contemporaries," September 9–November 3, 1997.
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century," October 31, 2015-March 27, 2016.
Shimbun, Asahi. 1997. “Alfred Stieglitz and his Contemporaries.” Exh. cat. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. p. 95. pl. 85.