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

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "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. (New York only?)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Crossing the Line: Photography Reconsidered," January 29–June 4, 2000. (David Travis)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "A Mind at Play," June 14–September 7, 2008. (David Travis)

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