[Album of 96 Portraits of Artists in Their Studios in 2 Volumes]
Albumen silver prints
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1964
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.