Wilhelm von Gloeden


circa 1900,

large-format photogravure


Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856–1931)

Cain (Caino)

circa 1900

large-format photogravure on strong vellum, lightly hand-colored in lower area

image 31,5 x 23,8 cm (sheet 49 x 35,7 cm)

signed and dated Taormina 6/9 1926 by the photographer in pencil below image in lower left in margin and title printed below the image in margin

The Daulton Collection 

Condition: some backed tears/nicks, toning and some stains in edges; a few small scratches in upper area; light water stain in lower left; otherwise, a beautiful print in very good condition.


Ulrich Pohlmann. Wilhelm von Gloeden - Sehnsucht nach Arkadien. Berlin 1987.  Ill. pg. 37.


This image is undoubtedly one of von Gloeden's most published and popular images. 

The pictorialists and portraitists around the turn of the century often used hand-pulled photogravures because of their fine rendition. 




Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection