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Gertrude S. Käsebier (1852-1934)
Gertrude S. Käsebier (1852-1934)

Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901

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Gertrude S. Käsebier (1852-1934)
Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901
platinum print
image/sheet: 6 x 8 in. (15.3 x 20.4 cm.)
Provenance
The Edward Steichen Estate;
with Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Lot Essay

When I made a photograph the person who was in the room had my entire attention. I gave my whole self to him. Each one was for the time being the world to me. They were in a sense my children. I was creating them.
Gertrude Käsebier

An authority recently summed up Mrs. Käsebier as the best portrait-photographer in the world. This is a sweeping characterization, entirely just, but to my mind it does not go quite far enough.
Frances Benjamin Johnston

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