Clare (The Dream)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 13/16 in. (30.2 × 22.4 cm)
Credit Line: Special Purchase Fund, 1974
About: Imogen Cunningham began a series of photographs of her friend Clare Shepard in 1910. In this softly focused Pictorialist print, the photographer presents her friend as a timeless, romantic character. Early in her career, Cunningham was heavily influenced by the romantic poetry and prose of British Pre-Raphaelite authors, primarily William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
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