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Landscape, Switzerland

A work made of albumen print triptych.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print triptych.

Date:

c. 1860

Artist:

Adolphe Braun
French, 1811–1877

About this artwork

Adolphe Braun pursued several paths to commercial success. A skilled draftsman, Braun nevertheless employed photography as a design aid in his wallpaper and fabric business in the 1850s, making photographic still-lifes of floral arrangements that were admired in his day. He then turned his attention to landscapes, and over the course of the 1860s produced large-scale commercial views as well as thousands of stereographs focusing on fashionable tourist destinations in Germany and Switzerland. (One observer claimed in 1866 that it was virtually impossible to take a step in Switzerland without stumbling upon a shop selling Braun’s prints and stereo views.) It is unknown, however, whether this three-part triptych—including two figures repeated in each frame—was intended for tourist consumption. Braun in any case conveys here an Alpine pastorale, replete with a serpentine fence, grassy meadow, and snow-capped peaks.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Adolphe Braun

Title

Landscape, Switzerland

Origin

France

Date

Made 1855–1865

Medium

Albumen print triptych

Inscriptions

Pencil inscription on verso of left and center

Dimensions

23.7 × 30.1 cm (left image); 24.6 × 30.0 cm (center image); 24.5 × 29.8 cm (right image); 12 × 14 in. (each support ,appro×.)

Credit Line

Photography Associates Fund

Reference Number

1999.247.1-3

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