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Charles Marville (1813 -1879) - Five c.1861 Albumen Silver Prints, Da Vinci

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A collection of four Albumen prints from the Louvre Museum, Paris. Four prints depicts works by Leonardo Da Vinci. With one print of 'The Source' by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. On original card mounts with the photographer’s Photographe du Musée Impérial du Louvre blindstamp. Marville’s title as 'photographer of Paris' was unofficial; the Louvre was equivocal about photography fearing that it would affect its profitable sales of engravings and banned all photographers in 1866. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and foxing.


43.8 x 32.2cm (17.2" x 12.7")
Sheet: 57 x 42.7cm (22.4" x 16.8")

Artist Biography

Trained as a painter and an illustrator, Marville began photographing in 1851, and in 1862 he was named "photographer of the city of Paris." In the service of Napoleon III, he photographed Baron Haussmann's vast program of demolition and construction in Paris. Although he also photographed the modern city that replaced old Paris, he is best known for his documents of the picturesque and insalubrious districts slated for destruction.

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Code ps034
Artist Charles Marville (1813 -1879)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 43.8 x 32.2cm
Framed No
Medium Photograph
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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