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George Davison, Harlech Castle 1909

George Davison, Harlech Castle 1909

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George Davison

Harlech Castle, 1909

Camera Work XXVI

Photogravure, 15.4 x 21.0 cm

In the later 19th-century, photographers began to show ‘pure’ landscapes without figures. George Davison noted an increased interest in the varieties of natural effects: Landscapes with marked character call for no figures, nor do the wide range of subjects in which the sky makes the chief attraction with its delicate gradations and forms fanciful or reposeful. In this photogravure, Davison enhanced the tones by hand; the expressive clouds suggest the atmospheric effects of a work by Turner. [1]


Harker, Margaret F. The Linked Ring: The Secession Movement in Photography in Britain, 1892-1910. London: Heinemann, 1979. pl 6.14

Hopkinson, Tom. Treasures of the Royal Photographic Society 1839-1919. London, 1980. p. 135

Jacobi, Carol, and Hope Kingsley. Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age. , 2016. pl. 95

[1] Jacobi, Carol, and Hope Kingsley. Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelite to the Modern Age. , 2016

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