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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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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