The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Frontis. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1905. Photogravure. | src photogravure.com
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by University of California Libraries | src internet archive
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by University of California Libraries | src internet archive
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Getty Research Institute. | src internet archive
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Getty Research Institute. | src internet archive
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Getty Research Institute. | src internet archive
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson :: Plate 2. The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Getty Research Institute. | src internet archive

Hanscom achieved her luminous and daring visionary allegorical tableaux style through sophisticated manipulation of her photographs including combination printing and painting directly on the glass plate negatives. The delicate gravures are printed on tissue and tipped into the book which is notable for its Arts-and-Crafts design, the subjects (both nudes and artists of the time like Joachim Miller, George Sterling and George W. James).

The first edition was printed on at least two different types of tissue, one limp and thin, and the other stiff and parchment-like. Dodge published many subsequent editions with Hanscom’s photographic illustrations, in at least three smaller sizes, all with halftones, sometimes in color. In a 1912 edition, Blanch Cumming, another San Francisco photographer, was inexplicably also credited, although no additional illustrations appeared. In 1906, the San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed Hanscom’s entire studio, including her Rubaiyat negatives. A decade later she provided similarly dreamy illustrations for an edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, but her Rubaiyat images represent most of Hanscom’s print legacy, as her silver prints are rare. [quoted from the Art of the Photogravure]

Publications of The Rubāīyāt of Omar Khayyām available online:

The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Getty Research Institute

The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by University of California Libraries

The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1914. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. “Popular Edition“. Scanned by Getty Research Institute

The Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám, 1905. Published by Dodge Publishing Co. Plates on the Art of Photogravure

The Rubāīyāt of Omar Khayyām, 1912. New York : Dodge Publishing Co. Scanned by Cornell University Library, on Hathitrust

Gabrielle Dupont par Pierre Louÿs

Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) :: Gabrielle Dupont nue, de dos, 1893. | src BnF ~ Gallica
Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) :: Portrait de Gabrielle Dupont, 1893. | src BnF ~ Gallica
Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) :: Gabrielle Dupont allongée sur des coussins, en août 1893 chez Pierre Louÿs, rue Rembrandt. | src BnF ~ Gallica

Nu à la chevelure ca. 1875

nu de dos, long hair, female nude back to camera
Femme à la tresse. Nu allongé de dos, ca. 1870. Tirage sur papier albuminé, attribué a Gilmer. | src Cultura
Femme à la tresse. Nu allongé de dos, ca. 1870. Tirage sur papier albuminé, attribué a Gilmer. | src Cultura
Nu à la chevelure, ca. 1875. Tirage sur papier albuminé monté sur carton, Gilmer (attrib.) | src Tessier Sarrou
Nu à la chevelure, ca. 1875. Tirage sur papier albuminé monté sur carton, Gilmer (attrib.) | src Tessier Sarrou
Female nude, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src The New York Times
Female nude, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src The New York Times
ΛΑΓΝΕΣ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΣ
Πρόλογος: SYLVIE AUBENAS
Μετάφραση: Ισμήνη Δούκα
Εκδόσεις ΑΓΡΑ, Δεκέμβριος 2018
HOT WOMEN
Foreword: SYLVIE AUBENAS
Translation: Ismeni Douka
HOT WOMEN
Foreword: SYLVIE AUBENAS
Translation: Ismeni Douka
AGRA Publications, December 2018
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE
ΛΑΓΝΕΣ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΣ / Hot Women
[Images from the archives of the National Library of France / Bibliothèque nationale de France]
Πρόλογος: Sylvie Aubenas (Prologue – Forewords)
Μετάφραση: Ισμήνη Δούκα (translation)
Εκδόσεις ΑΓΡΑ, Δεκέμβριος 2018 / AGRA Publications, December 2018
src Agra Publications

Nu allongé ca. 1865

Nu allongé, ca. 1865 Tirage albuminé monté sur carton. Auteur non-identifié. | src la Gazette Drouot
Nu allongé, ca. 1865. Tirage albuminé monté sur carton. Auteur non-identifié. | src la Gazette Drouot
Nu allongé, ca. 1865 Tirage albuminé monté sur carton. Auteur non-identifié. | src la Gazette Drouot
Nu allongé, ca. 1865. Tirage albuminé monté sur carton. Auteur non-identifié. | src la Gazette Drouot
Nu allongé se recoiffant, ca. 1865 Tirage sur papier albuminé monté sur carton. | src Tessier Sarrou
Nu allongé se recoiffant, ca. 1865 Tirage sur papier albuminé monté sur carton. | src Tessier Sarrou

Akt · 1973 · Oľga Bleyová

Oľga Bleyová :: Akt IV, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria, SNG
Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) :: Akt IV, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG
Oľga Bleyová :: Akt III, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria, SNG
Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) :: Akt III, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG
Oľga Bleyová :: Akt I, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG
Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) :: Akt I, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG
Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) :: Akt V, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG
Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) :: Akt V, 1973. Red toned gelatin silver print. From: Akt I-V, 1973. | src Slovenská národná galéria ~ SNG

Oľga Bleyová (1930 – 2019) belongs to the generation of Slovak photographers that emerged on the art scene betweenthe 1960s and 1970s, and was open to experimenting in photography. She brought to photography her sense of imagination and poeticism, and conveyed her female view into a thoroughly articulated message. Her nudes can, without any doubt, be considered among her most distinctive work.

Solarized nudes by Fehr

female nude, nu feminin, solarization, 1930s
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt, solarisiert, 1936. | src Fotostiftung Schweiz
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt, solarisiert, 1936. | src Fotostiftung Schweiz
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 (?). | src Fotostiftung Schweiz
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 (?). | src Fotostiftung Schweiz
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz – Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz – Sammlung online

Nu au turban (Lily Steiner)

female nude, sitting nude, 1930s
André Steiner :: Nu de Lily Steiner au turban, 1932. Epreuve gélatino-argentique. | src Centre Pompidou
André Steiner :: Nu de Lily Steiner au turban, 1932. Epreuve gélatino-argentique. | src Centre Pompidou

Lily nude by Steiner (ca. 1933)

André Steiner :: Étude de nu, Lily, Roscoff, 1933. Tirage argentique. | src Binoche et Giquello
Steiner, Lily Steiner nue sur un rocher, 1933
André Steiner :: Lily Steiner nue sur un rocher, 1933. Epreuve gélatino-argentique. | src Centre Pompidou
André Steiner :: Nu, Lily, appartement de la rue Gambetta, Paris, circa 1930; tirage argentique. | src Giquello et Associés
Steiner, Lily Steiner nue allongée sur un rocher, 1933
André Steiner :: Lily Steiner nue allongée sur un rocher, 1933. Epreuve gélatino-argentique. | src Centre Pompidou

Nudes by Gertrude Fehr

Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz - Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Halbakt solarisiert, Paris, 1936 © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz – Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Doppelbelichtung, um 1936. © ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz - Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Doppelbelichtung (Akt), um 1936. © ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz – Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Nu debout, Paris, 1936 © ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz - Sammlung online
Gertrude Fehr :: Nu debout, Paris, 1936 © ProLitteris, Zurich | src Fotostiftung Schweiz – Sammlung online