Tulips, ca. 1911 (Clara Sipprell)

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Tulips, ca. 1911. Glass transparency. Additive color screen plate(*). | src Amon Carter Museum
Clara E. Sipprell :: Tulips, ca. 1911. Glass transparency. Additive color screen plate(*). | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art

(*) Additive Color Screen Plate or Screen Plate were known commonly by the product name: Autochrome, Filmcolor, Lumicolor, Alticolor. Used mainly between 1907 and 1935. Initially it has a glass support; later products on film supports. This process was the first fully practical single-plate color process. The Autochrome plate or Screen plate could record both saturated and subtle colors with fidelity, and since the screen and the image were combined, there were no registration problems. Nonetheless, it had its drawbacks: the exposure times were long, and the processed plates were very dense, transmitting only less than the 10% of the light reaching them.

The result is a soft, subdued, dreamy colored image. And grainy. Although the starch grain filters were microscopically small their random distribution meant that inevitably there would be clumping of grains of the same color.

Toni Catany’s still-lifes

Toni Catany :: El tassó ~ The Bowl, 1979. Calotip (collotype). | src MNAC ~ Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Toni Catany :: Natura morta ~ Still life, 1981. Gelatinobromur de plata sobre paper baritat. | src MNAC ~ Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Toni Catany (1942 – 2013) :: Homenatge a Sudek, 1986. | src MNAC ~ Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Toni Catany :: El mantó ~ The shawl, 1979 (tiratge 1995) Calotip (Collotype). | src MNAC ~ Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Flower studies by De Meyer

Baron Adolph de Meyer :: Flower Study, 1908. Autochrome. (Royal Photographic Society Collection) | src The Dawn of Colour at Science and Media Museum via Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life # 3, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay via Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life # 3, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay via Flickr
Still Life, ca. 1908. From an Autochrome by Baron A. de Meyer. From: “Colour Photography and other Recent Developments of the Art of the Camera”. Charles Holme ed., 1908. | src internet archive & flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay & Flickr
Baron Adolf de Meyer :: Still Life, 1908. Printed from an Autochrome. | src eBay & Flickr

Mapplethorpe’s still-lifes

Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Orchids). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Gypsophila). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Araceae). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Tulips). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Lilies). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Brodiaea). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984. Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Lily). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Roses). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Tulip). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum

Still-lifes by Ella McBride 1920s

Ella McBride :: Eryngium – An Arrangement, ca. 1924, gelatin silver print, private collection. Photo © TAM. | src Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride at Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) 
Ella McBride :: Zinnias (detail), circa 1921. Gelatin silver print on Textura tissue. Exhibited among only 12 works by American photographers in the 67th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society in London. | src Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride at Tacoma Art Museum

Ralph Lindequist Wilson autokrom

Ralph Lindequist Wilson :: Uten tittel. Trolig 1910-årene. Autokrom. Billedsamlingen, UB Bergen. | src Universitetet i Bergen
“Wilson’s autochrome photograph of a simple bouquet of hand-picked wildflowers in a ceramic vase is a delicate and beautiful example of a classic Still Life. The photograph is also a fine example of experimentation with the aesthetic expression: the bouquet is in sharp focus, but all other parts are blurred and more diffuse.” (quoted from source)
Ralph L. Wilson :: Uten tittel. Dato ukjent. Trolig 1920 – 1930-årene. Autokrom. Billedsamlingen, UB Bergen. | src Universitetet i Bergen
Ralph L. Wilson :: Untitled. Probably between 1920s – 1930s. Autochrome. Billedsamlingen, UB Bergen. | src Universitetet i Bergen
Ralph L. Wilson :: Untitled. Probably between 1920s – 1930s. Autochrome. Billedsamlingen, UB Bergen | src Universitetet i Bergen

Charles R. Brown autochromes

Charles R. Brown :: Nasturtiums vase på et bord nær en gardin. Autokrom. | Nasturtium vase on a table near a curtain. Autochrome. ca. 1907 – 1937 | src Preus museum
Charles R. Brown :: Seks hvite fasanøyne narcissus. Autokrom. | Six white pheasant eyes narcissus. Autochrome. ca. 1907 – 1937 | src Preus museum
Charles R. Brown :: En gren av rød nyperose. Autokrom. | A branch of red Rambler Rose. Autochrome. ca. 1907 – 1937 | src Preus museum
Charles R. Brown :: Blodrips blomsterplant. Autokrom. | Currant flower. Autochrome. ca. 1907 – 1937 | src Preus museum