Though created for scientific purposes, this striking image of the male body with its stark composition and delicate tonal ranges of cyan has an unintentional air of reverence—a haunting witness mark—not unlike the Shroud of Turin or a Buddhist scroll.
This work is part of a small group of cyanotypes by the same unknown photographer/physician. Others in the series are held in the collections of MOMA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Metropolitan Museum.
Reference: Burns and Wilson, Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period. Worcester Art Museum, 2016, pps.68-71
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Condition: Excellent. Archivally float mounted within a wood frame and Museum glass.
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