Lot 106
  • 106

Anonyme

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 EUR
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Description

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  • Vue de la cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris depuis le 27 quai des Grands Augustins, circa 1851
  • photograph
Salt print from glass negative, flush-mounted by all four corners on soft card.

Provenance

Private collection, France

Condition

This salt print is in excellent general condition. Dots of glue visible at the corners due to mounting process. In the upper part, a dot of retouching.
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Catalogue Note

This typical view of Notre-Dame Cathedral was taken from Gustave Le Gray address at Quai des Grands Augustins where he lived 1847-1848. The circa date given in the title corresponds to the works on the Cathedral that started in 1845 by architect Viollet-Le-Duc and the invention of wet collodion glass negative. The size of the print indicates that the camera might be a daguerreotype one. The author might have been a daguerreotypist before using this new collodion process. The covered bridge in the background indicates us that the view has been taken before 1853.