Carnegie Museum of Art announced Tuesday a promised gift of six important historic photographs and one glass plate negative from the collection of William Talbott Hillman. They include images by Clarence H. White, Alfred Stieglitz and author Lewis Carroll.
Five of the photographs are on loan to the museum and exhibited in "Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz." They are an 1845 portrait of "John Hope Finlay" by Scotsmen David O. Hill (1802-70) and Robert Adamson (1821-48); an 1866 portrait of "Katie [Kate Keown]" by Julia Margaret Cameron (British, 1815-79); "The Kiss," a tender 1904 image of sisters by Clarence H. White (American, 1871-1925); Alfred Stieglitz's 1915 "View From 291," taken from the rear of his famed NYC gallery (American, 1864-1946); and an 1855 portrait of "The Princess Royal and Princess Alice" by Roger Fenton (British, 1819-69).
Expected to arrive at the museum later this month, when they will be put on public display, are an 1858 photograph of "Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid" and the 1860 glass negative of "Alice With Garland" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (British, 1832-98). Mr. Dodgson, under the nom de plume Lewis Carroll, wrote the beloved children's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," the inspiration for which was the young Alice Liddell.
Mr. Hillman's promised gift of vintage prints and negative fall into the category "destination works" that are a component of Carnegie director Lynn Zelevansky's effort to draw new viewers to the museum.
First Published July 11, 2012 4:00 AM