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Steamer in Lake Thun, Switzerland

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

c. 1860

Artist:

Adolphe Braun
French, 1811–1877

About this artwork

Adolphe Braun first took up photography as an aid in his burgeoning wallpaper and textile design business, concentrating on the floral and other still–life compositions that brought him international acclaim. Around 1859 he began to focus on making large–format, panoramic, and stereoscopic views of locales in Switzerland and Germany, which he marketed to the emerging tourist audience. Within about 10 years he had amassed a catalogue of around 6,000 stereoscopic views and more than 500 panoramas, which were sold near tourist destinations and in curio shops. In this image of Lake Thun, bordering Interlaken, Switzerland, Braun portrayed a snaking waterway framed by mountains on either side, an image
modeled on picturesque painted landscapes.

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Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Adolphe Braun

Title

Steamer in Lake Thun, Switzerland

Origin

France

Date

Made 1855–1865

Medium

Albumen print

Dimensions

47.6 × 39 cm

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2003.24

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