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[Family Group]

Artist:
Charles Nègre (French, 1820–1880)
Date:
1854
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Mount: 7 3/8 in. × 8 9/16 in. (18.8 × 21.7 cm) Image: 5 11/16 × 7 1/16 in. (14.4 × 18 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.560
Not on view
Trained as a painter in the studio of Paul Delaroche, Nègre became, after 1844, one of the era's most skilled photographers, known for his elegant views of France's architectural patrimony. Here, however, the artist reveals his equally refined skills as a sensitive portraitist. Negre's portraits were almost always made outdoors and are characterized by a simple, nearly snapshot quality reminiscent of his early genre work in painting.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TR: "2" [encircled and crossed out]
André Jammes; Michel Braive; [Graphics International, Ltd., Washingon, DC]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 7, 1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sight Unseen: Photographs from the Gilman Collection".

Braive, Michel-François. L'Age de la Photographie, de Niepce a nos Jours. Brussels: Éditions de la Connaissance, 1965. p. 80.



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