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Roma

Artist:
Eugène Constant (French, active Italy, 1848–55)
Publisher:
Edouard Mauche et Cie
Date:
1848–52
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Prints approx. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.799 (1-30)
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852
Constant, who associated with the painter-photographers at the Caffè Greco, was the first in Rome to use the method of albumen on glass plate negatives devised by the Frenchman Niépce de Saint-Victor in 1847. This remarkable album contains thirty prints by Constant, each affixed to a page bearing the blind stamp of the bookseller Edouard Mauche (who sold his views).
Signature: Embossed gilt on front cover
Embossed on each page: "Edouard Mauche et Cie / ROME / Rue du Corso 174"
Titled in pencil on each page
Eugène Constant; [...]; Piero Bechetti, Rome; [Galerie Texbraun, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, February 20, 1984

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photographs. "Paradise of Exiles: Early Photography in Italy," March 13, 2017–August 13, 2017.

Apraxine, Pierre. Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company. Reeds Springs, Mo.: White Oak Press, 1985. pl. 17.



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