The Silver Cap De Meyer, Baron Adolf  (American, 1868-1946)

Born in Dresden, educated in Paris, a resident at various times of both London and New York, Baron Adolf de Meyer led an international life. Married to the illegitimate daughter of the Prince of Wales, he was comfortable in high society, a life style alien to most of Stieglitz’s colleagues. De Meyer’s models-often his friends-were fashionable women dressed by couturiers and coifed by master stylists. By 1917 he was one of the highest-paid fashion photographers in the world. The Silver Cap, done about 1912, was probably taken before he became a commercial photographer. It is a fine example of how skilled he was at dramatizing costume. [1]

Reproduced / Exhibited

Kruse, Margret. Kunstphotographie Um 1900: D. Sammlung Ernst Juhl; Hamburg: Museum für Kunst u. Gewerbe, 1989 pl. 672

"Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz" New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. (platinum)


[1] "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin" Spring 1978