About This Artwork

Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
French, 1820–1910

Interior of Le Géant Inflating, 1863

Gelatin silver print
11 x 8.3 cm (image); 14.7 x 10.6 cm (mount)
Inscribed recto, upper left, in white pencil: "Nadar"; recto, lower right, on mount, below image, in white ink: "Nadar"; verso unchecked

Wirt D. Walker Endowment, 1989.586

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

AIC, "Distant Relations," May 8–July 18, 1993. (David Travis)

Paris, France, Musee D'Orsay, "Nadar," June 6–September 11, 1994; traveled to New York, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 3–July 9, 1995.

AIC, "Crossing the Line: Photography Reconsidered," January 29–June 4, 2000. (David Travis)

AIC, "A Mind at Play," June 14–September 7, 2008. (David Travis)

Publication History

Nadar, Felix. 1995. “Nadar.” Maria Morris Hambourg, Francoise Heilbrun, and Philippe Néagu; with contributions by Sylvie Aubenas. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art/H.N. Abrams. pl. 98.

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