Louis-Alphonse Davanne Arena at Arles, France
Medium Calotype salt print from paper negative
Photo Date 1852c Print Date 1852c
Dimensions 7-1/4 x 9-5/8 in. (185 x 246 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
An untrimmed salt print. There is about a half-inch dark border all around. Provenance: Galerie Texbraun.
Born in Paris in 1824, Louis-Alphonse Davanne was a chemist and an important photographer. Davanne was a founding member of the SFP. He was very active in investigating new photographic processes. He succeeded Louis Robert in 1872 as the photography teacher at l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees. He also taught at the Sorbonne and at Arts et Metiers. He traveled and photographed broadly, including France, Italy, Germany and Algeria. Davanne was president of the Societe de Photographie from 1876 to 1901. He died in 1912.
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