Artist: William Gordon Shields (Canadian/American, 1883 - 1947).
Title: "Canal Boats of New Amsterdam [New York City Harbor]".
Medium: Vintage gum bichromate print.
Date: Composed c1912. Printed c1912.
Dimensions: Image size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (248 x 200 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed by the photographer in ink, verso: "Property of William Gordon Shields…120 Broadway, N.Y.C.". High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Good condition; tipped to a contemporary support sheet; contained within a conservation mat. Provenance: Christie's, New York. Comment(s): “Shields helped found the Pictorial Photographers of America, along with Clarence White and Gertrude Kasebier. He is listed in Witkin and London’s ‘The Photograph Collector’s Guide,’ ‘Auer and Auer’ and the George Eastman House databases. He also appears in the book by C.A. Peterson, ‘After the Photo Secession: American Pictorialist Photography 1910-1955.’” (Courtesy Alex Novak, Vintage Works, Ltd.). Image copyright © The Estate of William Gordon Shields. [280-4-600]