Adrien Tournachon-Nadar Ram (Bélier Siebenburg)
Medium Salt print vernis-cuir from wet plate collodion plate
Mount on original printed mount
Photo Date 1856 Print Date 1856
Dimensions 8-1/8 x 11-1/16 in. (206 x 281 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Printed title with information on the ram, including his place of origin (Transylvania). Probably food for Vampires. Tethered appropriate to a stake. 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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