Writing in the January 1912 issue of Camera Work on related piece, the art critic Charles Caffin characterized the mood of this photograph: In its purity of color, the magic of its shimmering light and evanescent halftones, and the envelope of silky atmosphere which unites everything into an ensemble of impression, it is a veritable dream of loveliness. The poetry, latent in the material, hovers like fragrant breath over the whole conception.
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