|Platinum print, ca. 1905|
Signed by Post, in pencil, recto.
Written on a paper label, affixed verso, "Path to the Wood Pile / by W. B. Post", in a period hand (Post's ?) in ink. Written on the label in a second hand, in pencil, "No. 9".
William B. Post was active from the mid 1880s through the 1910s. His work, which focused on the Maine landscape and its seasonal variations, was highly influenced by both Japanese art and Asian scroll paintings. Post's platinum prints have been described as subtle, poetic and delicately understated by noted critics of his day.
By 1903 Post was a Fellow of the Photo Secession and Alfred Stieglitz held him in high regard, placing his photography in the journal "Camera Work."
A rare large print easily demonstrating Post's command of the tonal possibilities of the platinotype, in superb condition.