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Faradisation du muscle frontal

Artist:
Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne (French, 1806–1875)
Artist:
Possibly with Adrien Tournachon (French, 1825–1903)
Date:
1854–56, printed 1862
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 18.6 × 11.7 cm (7 5/16 × 4 5/8 in.) Mount: 27 × 18.6 cm (10 5/8 × 7 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.229
Not on view
Inscription: Letterpress on mount, recto TC: "PHOTOGRAPHIES PATHOLOGIQUES"; recto, BC "Faradisation de muscle frontal, par l'auteur"; verso C: "ALBUM // DE // PHOTOOGRAPHIES PATHOLOGIQUES"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TL: "10-566 // H"
[...]; Private collector, Europe, until 2012; (Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery Catalog #35 Sale, March 28, 2013, lot 90); [Winter Works on Paper, New York]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "About Face: Human Expression on Paper," July 27, 2015–December 13, 2015.

Duchenne de Boulogne, Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand. Album de Photographies Pathologiques, Complémentaire du Livre Intitulé de L'Électrisation Localisée. Octavo ed. Paris: J. B. Baillière et Fils, 1862. frontispiece.



This photograph was the frontispiece to the octavo edition of Dr. Duchenne de Boulogne’s "Album de photographies pathologique complementaire du livre intitulé de l'electrisation localisée" (1862).
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