Leon Marais Death Mask of Pierre Jean de Beranger
Medium Albumen print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1857c Print Date 1857c
Dimensions 5-1/16 x 4-3/8 in. (129 x 111 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Leon Marais was a Paris photographer who was active from the mid-1850s to the beginning of the 1880s. He had several studio locations, and his is listed in Voignier. Comes with a copy of an old lithograph that identifies the photographer.
Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume was a sculptor and goldsmith, who was noted for his death masks. Beranger (Paris, 1780-Paris, 1857) was a poet and songwriter, and this mask is now in the collection of the Louvre.
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