Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Scholar's Mate

Artist:
Oscar Gustav Rejlander (British, born Sweden, 1813–1875)
Date:
1857–59
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 in. × 12 7/8 in. (40.6 × 32.7 cm) Image: 7 15/16 × 6 9/16 in. (20.2 × 16.7 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1106
Not on view
Signature: Pencil line around mounted photo
On mount: "The Scholar's Mate" (center), "O.G. Rejlander" (left), "Collodion" (right)"
3 labels on mount:
1) "1855-6. T. I." (lower right)
2) "See / "EVOLUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY" / John Werge / page 98"
3) COLLODION. / TWO NEGATIVE PICTURE. / 1855-56

Inscription: Pencil line framing photograph on mount. Titled and signed in ink on mount, recto below photograph: "The Scholars Mate. // O. G. Rejlander [left] Collodion [right]"; Label to mount, recto BL: "SEE // 'EVOLUTION OF // PHOTOGRAPHY' // JOHN WERGE. // PAGE 98"; Exhibition labels to mount, recto BR: "1855-6. T.I." and "COLLODION. [underlined] // TWO NEGATIVE PICTURE. // 1855-6"; Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso BL: "4/21/81 LM 3/19/82 4/11/83 // 1/10/84"; Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso BRC: "PH81.712"
From a British album about processes; Lunn Gallery, Washington, DC, February 14, 1981; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

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