Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Not on view
The photographer Count Olympe Aguado de las Marismas was a wealthy aristocrat and a familiar figure at the court of Napoleon III. At an informal gathering at one of his country houses, Aguado posed his family and friends as fishermen, complete with long poles, a fine net, and foul-weather gear made of oilcloth. Although her elegant printed dress peaks out from below her rain jacket, the artist's mother seems well disposed for a soggy jaunt to the local trout stream. The photograph exemplifies the striking maturity and confidence, both technical and aesthetic, achieved by the medium's finest practitioners in its second decade.
Inscription: Inscribed in blue ink on print, verso TL: "Aguado"
Olympe Aguado; [...]; Louis Robert; by descent to J. Watelin; [...]; [Lunn Ltd, New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, August 25, 1994
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sight Unseen: Photographs from the Gilman Collection".
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Musées de Strasbourg. "Olympe Aguado," October 18, 1997–January 4, 1997.
Morand, Sylvain. Olympe Aguado (1827–1894): Photographe. Strasbourg: Musées de Strasbourg, 1997. p. 126.