Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pont du Gard

Artist:
Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889)
Date:
ca. 1860
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
27.0 x 43.4 cm. (10 5/8 x 17 1/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.600.52
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped on mount, recto LL: "PONT DU GARD."; LR: "E. Baldus."; in pencil in modern hand on mount, verso LL: "Photograph Baldus"; "Probably 1851"
Misc. European Vendors

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings, Prints, and Photographs: A Selection," February 20, 1990–May 27, 1990.

Daniel, Malcolm. The Photographs of Edouard Baldus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. pp. 84–6.



This is not the image of the Pont du Gard which Baldus made for the 1851 mission héliographique. This image is the same as is included in Baldus's PLM album of c.1861, although it may well have been made prior to that date. This print is clearer, more fully printed, and less retouched than those generally found in the PLM album. Note masking of negative at dark foliage on L & R banks. (MD 8/88)
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