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J. Craig Annan 
On A Dutch Shore 
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #5)] 
1892 (taken) 1900 (photogravure) 
  
Photogravure, Chine-collé 
13.9 x 20.9 cm 
  
Photoseed 
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com 
  
 
LL/18695 
  
James Craig Annan (Glasgow)
 
Heliographed (Plate) : James Craig Annan of T. & R. Annan & Sons, Glasgow
 
Printed (Druck) by: Georg Buxenstein & Comp. (Berlin)
 
This image also published as a photogravure in Camera Work #8: 1904
 
Also known with the title: A Fish Auction, Zandvoort. This early Annan composition taken in North Holland, in Zandvoort, shows two pinken fishing boats on the ocean and a crowd gathered on the shoreline. William Buchanan (1994) writes about this photograph: "On A Dutch Shore" has immense riches. The pinken have discharged their catches. The group on the shore are engaged in its' auction. This print shows the culmination of one of the cycles in the lives of these people played out with the wind, the sky and the sea. Not only that, it, too, offers a beautiful, sparse, abstract composition; the tight, dark rectangle of the crowd balanced against the triangles of the two idle boats."
 
Sources
 
Buchanan, William 1994, J. Craig Annan, International Pictorialist' In J. Craig Annan: Selected texts and bibliography Edited by William Buchanan (Oxford, England: Clio Press) 
 

 
  
 
  
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