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Emile Joachim Constant Puyo
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #3)]
16.7 x 22.7 cm
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Meisenbach, Riffarth & Co. (Berlin)
A variant of this photograph was included in Photo-Club de Paris 1896, pl. XXXII - "Sommeil" and in Camera Notes: October, 1897 (Halftone).
Unlike the two previous publications, Puyo elected to supply Goerke with a slightly different version of this photo. In this version, the sleeping woman's hair is more fluffed up-obscuring her cleavage and giving the effect of a bit more modesty as she partially holds open a book as if she had just dozed off.
A totally different variation: where the woman is lying in bed and facing and talking with a woman with her back to the camera was published as a halftone in Camera Notes for January, 1898. I have also seen a variation published in 1905 in a German publication where the woman is sitting up on the side of the bed. (David Spencer, November 2006)