Étienne Carjat Portrait of a Girl
Medium Albumen print cut to an oval from wet plate negative
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Dimensions 10-1/8 x 7-1/4 in. (257 x 184 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Étienne Carjat (March 28, 1828 in Fareins, Ain–March 29, 1906 in Paris) had been an actor, a journalist and a caricaturist before opening a photography studio in Paris in 1861. Although he achieved some recognition for his work, he was not successful financially and by 1876 had closed his studio. His portrait of the French author Charles Baudelaire is probably his most famous photograph. He co-founded the magazine Le Diogène, and founded the review Le Boulevard. He is best known for his numerous portraits and caricatures of political, literary and artistic Parisian figures. Another of his better-known works is the iconic portrait of Arthur Rimbaud, which he took in October 1871.
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