Émile PÉCARRÈRE Cathédrale de Chartres, Statues du Portail Sud, des Confesseurs
Medium Salt print from paper negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1851 Print Date 1851c
Dimensions 10-3/16 x 8-1/16 in. (259 x 205 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
An interesting use of an out-of focus foreground object that gives this image an unusual feel and sense of modernism.
Inscription in the negative at upper left: "Em. Pec, Chartres 14 bis". See: Mondenard and Pagneux, Modernisme ou Modernite, Les Photographes du Cercle de Gustave Le Gray, 2012, p.125; La Photographie IV. Collection M.T. et A. Jammes, p.55; Hershkowitz. About Sixty French Calotypes, Cockhaise, reproduction pl. 26; Jammes and Janis, The Art of French Calotype, fig.119, p.230. There is also a variant in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, numbered just 14 with shadows enveloping the head of the left statue.
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