Madame Carrelle

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

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Date:

1856/57

Artist:

Pierre-Louis Pierson, French, 1822-1913
Louis Frédéric Mayer, French

About this artwork

The studio known as Mayer and Pierson was the joint venture of Pierre-Louis Pierson (1822–1913), and brothers Léopold Ernest Mayer (1817–1865) and Louis Frédéric Mayer (1822–1912), who also had run separate daguerreotype studios in Paris. Working in partnership from 1855, the trio captured portraits of French society and royalty, most notably the family and court of Napoleon III. The studio became known for an objective, unmannered, but elegantly fashionable style that became popular in the French capital. This example shows one Madame Carrelle in an ethnic costume of an enigmatic origin. Although the background is spare, the glimpse of her shoe suggests that she is ready for a performance.

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Artist

Mayer et Pierson

Title

Madame Carrelle

Origin

France

Date

1856–1857

Medium

Salted paper print

Dimensions

29 × 22.3 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2001.62

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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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