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[Album of 96 Portraits of Artists in Their Studios in 2 Volumes]

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
1880s–90s
Medium:
Albumen silver prints
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.622
Not on view
Taken from an album documenting the studios of eminent-and not so eminent-French artists, this image offers a view of the encrusted, cluttered environment in which academic artists of the nineteenth century worked. Their studios were points of departure for many psychological destinations, self-adulation included.
Inscription: Rear endpaper of each volume inscribed in ink with the identification of the subject of each plate. Label affixed rear endpaper of each volume "Apex Album/ Patent Pending// Manufactured and Sold By// The Hunn Specialty Co.// Milwaukee, Wis."
Caroline Sheldon, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Advocating Photography: The David Hunter McAlpin Fund," March 4, 1986–May 4, 1986.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Beyond the Edges: An Insider's Look at Early Photographs," October 9, 1998–February 14, 1999.

See object file for list of subjects.
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