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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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
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.