Marsh Man Going to Cut Schoof-Stuff, Plate XXII from "Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads" - Akron Art Museum - Online Collection
(Sagua-la-grande, Cuba, 1856 - 1936, Falmouth, England)
Marsh Man Going to Cut Schoof-Stuff, Plate XXII from "Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads"
8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (20.32 cm x 28.58 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
Purchased from east coast photography dealer by The Halsted Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan, May 1988
Purchased by Akron Art Museum, June 30, 1988
2001: "British Invasion: Selections from the Collection" 8/11/01-10/14/01 Isroff Gallery, Akron Art Museum
1995: "Feeling and Fact: The Changing Role of Documentary Photography" 6/17/95 - 8/27/95, Akron Art Museum
William Willis, working in 1873-80, discovered that platinum salts react to light as do silver salts. To produce a platinum print, the paper is treated with potassium chloroplatinate, then exposed in the usual fashion and developed in a hot bath of oxalic acid. This process attained a greater range of tones than was possible with earlier processes, such as albumen prints, and allowed the artist a wider choice of grain and tone of paper. However, the high cost of platinum led to the abandonment of the process. In recent years, artists have returned to the medium because of its visual richness and historical associations.
Mat size: 16 x 20 in.
Verso in pencil UR: title; plate XXII; 62643.9