Sunday, June 17, 2012

Attic, Kelmscott Manor, 1896

Attic, Kelmscott Manor, 1896
F. H. Evans (British, 1853–1943)
Platinum print

At Morris' request, the bookseller and photographer Evans visited the old gray manor on the banks of the Thames in order to photograph it. This rare album, one of only two known to exist, was assembled by the photographer and contains thirty-one platinum prints, each carefully mounted on colored papers. In this photograph, Evans infused the bare and rambling space of the attic with a sense of harmony and spirituality that would later characterize his photographs of England's great cathedrals.

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