In a Garden Fair Annan, James Craig  (Scottish, 1864-1946)

In a Garden Fair dates to 1897. Amongst the British leaders, Mr. J. Craig Annan, though not so revolutionary as in the past two years, has again found a totally new theme for his main picture, and in ‘In a Garden fair’ made use of the dark shadows of an open doorway to emphasize the brilliant sunshine of an outdoor scene, and the delicate graceful lines of a light-costumed lady who forms its central object. [1]

Photographische Rundschau (Photographic Review) began as the official magazine of the Club der Amateur Photographen in Wien in 1877, but within a year was published in Germany and distributed in Austria as well as Germany. It was one of the earliest magazines specifically produced for amateurs in the art and science of photography. Because these photographers were in virtually every case pictorialists, the journal was also among the chief vehicles for the international promotion and diffusion of works of the pictorialist school. Beginning in 1904 and lasting until 1911, the journal joined forces with publisher Wilhelm Knapp’s Photographisches Centralblatt, becoming the Photographische Rundschau und Photographisches Centralblatt.

Volumes contained full-page hand-pulled photogravures, additional sheet-fed gravures, as well as numerous half-tones by the world’s leading photographers of the time. Photographers include Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Julia Margaret Cameron, Clarence H. White, Heinrich Kühn, et al.


[1] Camera Craft: "H. Snowden Ward: in: The Art Journal-New Series": J.S. Virtue & Co. Limited: London: p. 379