Chartres Cathedral, West Facade; Royal Portal, Central Bay

A work made of albumen print, from the album "reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture".
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  • A work made of albumen print, from the album "reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture".

Date:

1857, printed 1857

Artist:

Bisson Frères (Louis-Auguste Bisson, French, 1814–1876 and
Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, French, 1826–1900)

About this artwork

The Bisson brothers learned photography from one of its inventors, Louis Daguerre, and ran a well-regarded portrait studio in Paris before specializing in architectural views in the 1850s. Their most ambitious project was an extensive series of buildings and monuments capitalizing on renewed popular interest in the past. In the early years of his tenure, as he focused on building up a collection of historical masters, Hugh Edwards acquired 21 plates from this album, including this detail of Chartres Cathedral’s columnar figures.

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Artist

Bisson Frères

Title

Chartres Cathedral, West Facade; Royal Portal, Central Bay

Origin

France

Date

1857

Medium

Albumen print, from the album "Reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture"

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper center, on mount, in graphite: "6"; stamped recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "Bisson fréres" [underlined]; blind stamped recto, on mount, lower center: "DEPÔT GÉNÉRAL / DE / PHOTOGRAPHIES / 35 [?] BOULEVARD DES CAPUCINES 35 [?] / ET RUE NEUVE ST. ["T" in superscript] AUGUSTIN"; unmarked verso

Dimensions

45.5 × 36.5 cm (image/paper); 69.8 × 51.5 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1961.647

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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