Charles Marville (dit), Charles-François Bossu Etang du Prefet de la Seine
Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1858 Print Date 1858
Dimensions 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 in. (248 x 359 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
A canoe by a tree-line field. Nice image, exposure a tad light. Transitional albumen print. There were also later prints made of this series in the late 1860s. From the Rare 1858 "Le Bois de Boulogne" Series. The images from this series are extremely rare and are found primarily in French institutions, notably the Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris (for negatives) and the Bibliotheque Nationale and Musee Carnavalet. In most cases, no more than four or five prints are known to exist. See: Travis, Paris Photographs from a Time That Was (Art institute and Yale University Press, 2005), p.28; Sarah Kennel: Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2013, pl. 30. Provenance: Thomas Walther collection.
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