About This Image

Print with numerous boats, including at least two side paddlewheelers. Title written in French on recto of mount.

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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Marseilles, a View of the Port and Notre Dame de la Garde
Louis-Alphonse Davanne (attributed to) Marseilles, a View of the Port and Notre Dame de la Garde

Price $1,000

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Description

Ref.# 15700

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1860s  Print Date 1860s

Dimensions 7 x 11-3/8 in. (178 x 289 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France

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