Charles Negre Cathédrale de Chartres
Photo Date 1856c Print Date 1867
Dimensions 23-1/2 x 18-1/16 in. (597 x 459 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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About This Image
A rare and very large heliogravure by Charles Nègre. This is one of the very rare prints made by Negre, and not one of the still rare ones printed later by Andre Jammes. See: Borcoman, Charles Negre 1820-1880, pl.155, p.210. Provenance: Nègre family. A dark open portal adds a distinctive quality to the image. Size relates only to the image. Printed in the margins of the plate: "Cathédrale de Chartres, côté occidental, porte latérale de droite, XIIe siècle. Gravure héliographique sur acier, procédé Charles Nègre, imprimerie Drouart". Framed in black hardwood frame with UV plexi and 8-ply mat.
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