The Portal of Saint Ursinus at Bourges, rue du Vieux Poirier

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

1854, printed 1854

Artist:

Bisson Frères (Louis-Auguste Bisson, French, 1814–1876 and
Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, French, 1826–1900)

About this artwork

In the early years of photography, landscape studies, architectural views, and studio portraiture were the main focus of the new medium. A photograph such as The Portal of Saint Ursinus at Bourges of 1863 by the Bisson Frères (Bisson Brothers) reveals a widespread interest on the part of the French at that time in their nation’s past and in the preservation of historical monuments. Using large-format cameras and glass-plate negatives, the Bissons captured their architectural subjects with exquisite sharpness of detail and purity of light.

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Artist

Bisson Frères

Title

The Portal of Saint Ursinus at Bourges, rue du Vieux Poirier

Origin

France

Date

1854

Medium

Albumen print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; verso unchecked

Dimensions

42.6 × 35.3 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1980.213

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 .

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