Bisson, Auguste-Rosalie Bisson | The Ascent of Mont Blanc
December 9, 08:23 PM GMT
7,000 - 10,000 USD
1826 - 1900
The Ascent of Mont Blanc
albumen print, mounted, titled in pencil in an unidentified hand on the mount, 1861
image: 13¾ by 8 in. (34.9 by 20.3 cm.)
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Grading this albumen print on a scale of 1 to 10 – a 10 being a print with deep brown dark tones and cream-toned highlights that retain all of their original detail – this print rates a 7-8.
This albumen print is in generally very good condition. Upon close examination under raking light there are scattered deposits of original retouching and occasional light brown, matte deposits, possibly foxing. There are some faint hairline scratches in the upper left portion of the image.
The mount is gently undulated. There is pervasive foxing on the front of the mount as well as soiling and foxing on the reverse.
An indiscernible annotation is written in pencil in the upper left corner on the reverse.
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