Adrien Tournachon-Nadar Long Horn Steers
Medium Salt print vernis-cuir from wet plate collodion plate
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1850s Print Date 1850s
Dimensions 8-1/4 x 11-1/4 in. (210 x 286 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
With "Nadar jeune" stamp photo reversed out of photo. A rich print for this series. Commonly referred to as a varnished salt print, it is technically made by vernis-cuir, a process in which a paper is coated with layers of gelatin and tannin, giving it a thick high gloss like that of varnished leather. Tournachon often used the process and stamped these prints with his mark, "Nadar j[eu}ne."
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