The Sisters Sleep Lovingly

John Patrick Dugdale (American, b. 1960) :: The Sisters Sleep Lovingly Side-by-Side, 2000. Cyanotype. | src Heritage auctions
John Patrick Dugdale (American, b. 1960) :: The Sisters Sleep Lovingly Side-by-Side, 2000. Cyanotype. | src Heritage auctions

Blossoms of Dock by Jaques

Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Wild Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Wild Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Wild Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt

Jaques was already a respected printmaker when she began making cyanotype photograms of wildflowers. An active member of the Wild Flower Preservation Society, she created over a thousand of these botanical images. Made without a camera by placing objects directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light, the photogram is the least industrialized type of photography. Because prints were easy to produce by this method, it achieved wide popularity. Graphic artists often chose this form of print because of its rich Prussian blue color. Aligned with the antimodernist views of the late Victorian Arts and Crafts movement, Jaques’s work reflects a reverence for commonplace elements of nature and the beautifully crafted object.

Merry A. Foresta American Photographs: The First Century (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996). From Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Wild Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Blossoms of Wild Dock, 1910. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt

Dandelion Seeds by Jaques

Bertha E. Jaques :: Dandelion Seeds, Taraxacium Officinale, ca. 1910, cyanotype photogram. | src Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bertha E. Jaques :: Dandelion Seeds, Taraxacium Officinale, ca. 1910, cyanotype photogram. (detail) | src Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bertha E. Jaques :: Dandelion Seeds, Taraxacium Officinale, ca. 1910, cyanotype photogram. | src Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Dandelion Seeds. A starry firmament, 1904. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha E. Jaques :: Dandelion Seeds, Taraxacium Officinale, ca. 1910, cyanotype photogram (full size). Scan from color transparency. | src Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jaques was already a respected printmaker when she began making cyanotype photograms of wildflowers. An active member of the Wild Flower Preservation Society, she created over a thousand of these botanical images. [See Dandelion Seeds, Taraxacium Officinale, SAAM, 1994.91.89] Made without a camera by placing objects directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light, the photogram is the least industrialized type of photography. Because prints were easy to produce by this method, it achieved wide popularity. Graphic artists often chose this form of print because of its rich Prussian blue color. Aligned with the antimodernist views of the late Victorian Arts and Crafts movement, Jaques’s work reflects a reverence for commonplace elements of nature and the beautifully crafted object.

Merry A. Foresta American Photographs: The First Century (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996). From Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

Bertha Jaques’ photograms

Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt and Elizabeth Houston Gallery
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt and Elizabeth Houston Gallery
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Evelyn Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt and Elizabeth Houston Gallery
Bertha Jaques :: Photogram of a botanical specimen, 1900-1906. Cyanotype. | src MutualArt and Elizabeth Houston Gallery

Cyanotypes of vs. flowers

Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of Anemones. From Still Life (Flora). | src Hobley website
Rosalind Hobley :: Anemone IV, 2021. Cyanotype print. From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype of yellow poppy in a jug with 2 Abraham Darby roses. | src R. Hobley on IG

‘Swimmers’ toned cyanotypes

Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer portrait. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype toned with tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer portrait. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype toned with tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer VIII. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website

Some Dugdale still-lifes

John Dugdale :: Figs and Pomegranates, 1997, cyanotype. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: Still Lifes (clockwise): Wonder Stings Me More than the Bee, ca. 1999 / Lone Tulip, ca. 2000 / A Certain Slant of Light, ca. 1999 / Offering, ca. 1999. Cyanotypes. | src John Dugdale Studio

Dugdale’s nudes cyanotypes

John Dugdale :: A Moment I Linger, 2001. Cyanotype photograph. Signed, titled and dated on verso. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: I Linger to See a Beauty that Comes before Me, 2001. Cyanotype. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: Kathleen and John with Delphinium, 2000. Cyanotype. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: Spring Calls Me, 1997. Cyanotype. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: The Annunciation, 1997. Cyanotype photograph. | src Holden Luntz Gallery