Lot 106
  • 106


8,000 - 12,000 EUR
10,000 EUR
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  • Anonyme
  • Vue de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris depuis le 27 quai des Grands Augustins, circa 1851
  • photograph
  • Print 14,7 x 20,7 cm; 5  3/4  x 8  1/8  in.
    (Tirage 14,7 x 20,7 cm; 5 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)
Salt print from glass negative, flush-mounted by all four corners on soft card.


Private collection, France

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.