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The White Friars
© Estate of James Craig Annan

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The White Friars 1894

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Annan was one of the first to use the Kodak snapshot camera and this picture of two monks, taken in Venice, demonstrates both his interest in the capture of movement and his printing skill. This photogravure conjures up the glaring heat of a dusty road and the almost audible rustle of the men's robes.

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A photographic negative is transferred onto a copper plate, which can then be manipulated like an etching. It allows for creative working and results in a wide range of tones in the finished work.



  • Acc. No. PGP R 168
  • Medium Photogravure
  • Size 10.40 x 9.30 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985