Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 5,750
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ANNE BRIGMAN (1869-1950)
Heart of the Storm (Guardian Angel figure protecting a frightened woman). Silver print, the image measuring 9 3/4x7 5/8 inches (24.8x19.3 cm.), tipped to the larger cream mount, with Brigman's stylized signature and print date, in ink, on mount recto. 1902; printed 1911

Additional Details

Acquired from Sotheby's New York; to a Private Collector in 1995.


Brigman was one of two women associated with Alfred Stieglitz's elite group of fine art Photo-Secession photographers. The halo surrounding the nude "angel" was created in the negative, by hand. Brigman drew and scratched lines above the figure's head; the faint lines of reticulation in the other figure's sheath were meant to depict the garment as windblown.