About This Image

A very large print in an oval format.

The image depicts a celebration in honor of the Emperor Napoleon III. Apparently the Emperor didn't make his own celebration, reportedly because he was spending the time with his mistress, the Comtesse de Castiglione.

See: Heilbrun, Charles Negre: Photographe, 1820-1880, no.128. Another copy is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Provenance: the Negre family, Grasse; Galerie Francoise Paviot.

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The Salute to the Emperor
Charles Negre The Salute to the Emperor

Price $P.O.R.

Main Image

Ref.# 15683

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1858  Print Date 1858

Dimensions 12-13/16 x 17-1/4 in. (325 x 438 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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