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The Old Order and the New

Committed to capturing older ways of life threatened by industrialization and tourism, Emerson’s work was admired for its atmospheric beauty and naturalism. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collection includes another platinum print, Setting the Bow-net (Eskenazi Museum of Art 78.2.1), and several photogravures by this artist (Eskenazi Museum of Art 76.102.4–.6).

Peter Henry Emerson
English (born in Cuba), 1856-1936
The Old Order and the New, Plate XII from Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads
ca. 1885 (published 1886)
Platinum print
Image/sheet: 4 11/16 x 9 3/16 in. (11.9 x 23.3 cm); mount: 11 ¼ x 16 ¼ in. (28.6 x 41.3)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.65.2