About This Image

Estate stamp on verso. Numbered 4036 in pencil.

William Edward Dassonville (1879-1957) was a California photographer primarily known for his landscapes. He was an associate of Ansel Adams and worked with William Keith, George Stirling, Maynard Dixon and John Muir. Born in Sacramento, CA, Dassonville contributed to Camera Craft. In 1904 Dassonville became secretary of the California Camera Club, then the world's largest amateur photographer's organization, and also contributed to Camera Craft, the club's influential journal.

In the 1920s Dassonville created a velvety surfaced photographic printing paper that was a favorite among Pictorialist photographers, though the formula is now lost. He sold his studio in 1924 in order to manufacture the paper full time.

His chemistry was heralded by Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, and he exhibited alongside Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White and Gertrude Kasebier.

Provenance: Estate of William Dassonville.

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Surf and Rocks
William Edward Dassonville Surf and Rocks

Price $1,500

Main Image
Description

Ref.# 16204

Medium Hand-coated paper made by Dassonville

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1920s  Print Date 1920s

Dimensions 8-1/2 x 10-1/4 in. (216 x 260 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)

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Company
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