|Frederick Henry Evans|
|Key Attributes : Technique · Significant Marks · Conservation · Subject Series|
|General Information : Biography · Provenance and Significant Collections · References and Bibliography|
The GEH collection of Frederick Evans shows the wide range of his prints.
The stairway in Wells Cathedral to the Chapter House is a subject that Evans photographed several times, but only with this shot, made in 1903, was he completely satisfied. He used 19" anastigmat Zeiss lens on a 10 X 8" camera. The negative of this print is in the collection of the RPS, London. It shows some retouching (according to Pam Roberts).
"Sea of Steps" exists in different collections in two mediums: platinum and gelatin silver. Platinum prints are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Gallery. Silver gelatin versions are held by George Eastman House and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.