With Davanne's blind stamp on the mount. This is simply the finest Alphone Davanne photograph that I have ever seen. Note the blur of workers near the small row boat.
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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Medium Albumen print
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Dimensions 9-11/16 x 12-7/16 in. (246 x 316 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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