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Chartres Cathedral, West Facade; Royal Portal, Central Bay

A work made of albumen print, from the album "reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture".
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  • A work made of albumen print, from the album "reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture".

Date:

1857, printed 1857

Artist:

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

About this artwork

The Bisson brothers learned photography from one of its inventors, Louis Daguerre, and ran a well-regarded portrait studio in Paris before specializing in architectural views in the 1850s. Their most ambitious project was an extensive series of buildings and monuments capitalizing on renewed popular interest in the past. In the early years of his tenure, as he focused on building up a collection of historical masters, Hugh Edwards acquired 21 plates from this album, including this detail of Chartres Cathedral’s columnar figures.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Bisson Frères

Title

Chartres Cathedral, West Facade; Royal Portal, Central Bay

Date

Made 1857

Medium

Albumen print, from the album "Reproductions photographiques des plus beaux types d’architecture et de sculpture"

Dimensions

45.5 × 36.5 cm (image/paper); 69.8 × 51.5 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1961.647

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