Untitled (Man Standing, en Face)

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

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  • A work made of salted paper print.

Date:

1855/1869

Artist:

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.

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Artist

Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon

Title

Untitled (Man Standing, en Face)

Origin

France

Date

1850–1869

Medium

Salted paper print

Dimensions

24.2 × 19.6 cm

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1988.157.2b

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