Edouard Baldus Les Remparts a Avignon

Price $7,500

Ref.# 2706

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1856  Print Date 1860s

Dimensions 6 x 8-1/4 in. (152 x 210 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France

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About This Image

Signed and titled "Les remparts a Avignon" by photographer in the negative. "Avignon: les Remparts" is written in ink on recto of mount. This fine, rich purple print shows the ramparts outside the walled medieval city of Avignon during the 1856 flood. The mirror-like surface of the water and the sky has been enhanced by hand. In 1858 the government reminded Baldus that it owned the flood pictures. He reassigned the numbers to his New Louvre series, making this print a rare exception. See: Daniel, Photographs of Edouard Baldus, pl.52; Brettell, Paper and Light, pl.63; Gernsheim, Origins of Photography, pl.181; Rosenblum, A World History of Photography, pl.104; Mondenard, Photographier l'Architecture: 1851-1920, p.122; Christ, L'Age d'or de la Photographie, pl.74.

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