|Unkown German printmaker c.1910 the signature and marges cut of by framemaker.|
In that first decade the reproduction proces of color photography was patented (1903) marketed (1907) and perfected (1910-20) by the Lumière brothers in the "autochrome" proces. It was to stay the standard of color photography until the mid -30's
In spring 1883 Eduard Manet, on his deathbed, had finished his, some say the, 16 perfect flower-bouquets paintings (see here) from flowers brought by his friends to say farewell.
Manet's flowers also might have been an inspiration to Kuhns colleague French-German Baron Adolph de Meyer (1868-1949) to try his skills (below). Around 1920 he was the worlds highest payed photographer and famed for his (society) portrait photography. It is so good to see these lovely and delicate results in our digital erra, blinded by pixel madness en easy to use photoshop. We are all Kuhns and Meyers today. What stays is the admiration for the combination of originality, skill and true craftsmanship.