Lot 114
  • 114

Etienne Carjat

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 EUR
Sold
112,500 EUR
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Description

  • Etienne Carjat
  • Charles Baudelaire, le dernier portrait, Paris, 1865
  • photograph
  • Sight area 9  1/2  x 7  1/2  in., mount 14  1/2  x  11  3/4  in.
    (Partie visible 24,2 x 18,7 cm, montage 37 x 30 cm)
Albumen print flush-mounted to card. Mounted to original passe-partout.

Provenance

Collection Caroline Aupick (1793-1871), Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) mother
Private collection, France

Literature

Le Monde, 7 September 1867 (obituary)
Stéphane Mallarmé (dir.), Le tombeau de Charles Baudelaire, 1896, Bibliothèque artistique et littéraire, Éditions de la Société anonyme "La Plume", p.124 (mentionned)

Catalogue Note

Two variants of this image are known to be the last portraits of Baudelaire by Carjat. This is an earlier albumen print compared to the known silver print from 1903. It is, to our knowledge unique and does not appear in any public collection. In the obituary announcement in Le Monde on September 7, 1867, there is an illustration from a drawing after photograph. It is not clearly visible from which variant this one was made.
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