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Bolney Backwater

A work made of photogravure.

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  • A work made of photogravure.


c. 1908


James Craig Annan
Scottish, 1864–1946

About this artwork

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.”

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James Craig Annan


Bolney Backwater


Scotland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1908–1909




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


Image: 21.6 × 28.8 cm (8 9/16 × 11 3/8 in.); Paper: 26.8 × 40.6 cm (10 9/16 × 16 in.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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