Portrait Study of Enoch Soames, 1894.
Frederick H. Evans 1853 - 1943.
Photogravure, after an original platinum print.
18 x 12cm.
Engraved by the Swan Electric Engraving Company.
Frederick Evans, the bookseller whose shop, Jones and
Evans, near Cheapside was frequented by the young Aubrey Beardsley during
his few months of employment as a city clerk, was also a talented amateur
photographer. Although less well-known than the celebrated Gargoyle
study of Beardsley, his precocious protégé, Evans's portrait
of Soames is also a delicately observed evocation of the artistic sensibility
of the 'Nineties. This print is inscribed on the reverse with technical
notes by Evans:
Light dim, subject also; a bit f.8.