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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 12181Price: $9,000
Medium: Salt print from wet plate negativeMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1860cPrint Date: 1860cDimensions: 15-1/2 x 10-3/4 in. (394 x 273 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: France
With P. J. Delbarre & Cie. blindstamp on recto of mount below the photograph and signed in red ink at lower right. A stunning tour de force. One of the richest and most sensitive portraits that I've seen in an oversized salt print, easily comparible to the best that Nadar made.
P. J. Delbarre was photographer to her Imperial Highness Princess Mathilde and took Jules Verne's definitive portrait shortly after Verne was married. He was also known to take several other photographers' portraits, including Auguste Vacquerie and Alphonse Davanne. Delbarre participated in the 1865 exposition of the Société française de photographie and was active through the 1860s. He had studios at rue Durantin 14 and at Blvd. des Italiens.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.