Skip to Content
Today Open today 10–11 members | 11–5 public

Untitled (Man Standing, en Face)

A work made of salted paper print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of salted paper print.




Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon
French, 1811–1881

About this artwork

Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon trained as a sculptor but took up photography in 1855, and although he practiced both art forms his studio portraits of well-to-do clients soon eclipsed his sculptures in popularity. In a style of portraiture that came to be known as “Salomonism,” he posed his sitters next to classical columns or velvet drapery, sometimes even selecting clothing for them to wear. Many years after this photograph was made, the New York art dealer Julien Levy mounted an exhibition of portrait photography in which he contrasted con-temporary Surrealist portraits with those from the 19th century, including by Adam-Salomon.


Currently Off View


Photography and Media


Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon


Untitled (Man Standing, en Face)


France (Artist's nationality)


Made 1850–1869


Salted paper print


24.2 × 19.6 cm (9 9/16 × 7 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Gift of Jean Levy and the Estate of Julien Levy

Reference Number


IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

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 . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions