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Pensive

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Date:
1893
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 14.4 x 10.1 cm (5 11/16 x 4 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.199
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Verso uncatalogued

  • Provenance

    Descendants of Adolphe Braun; [Galerie Texbraun, Paris]; [Baudouin Lebon, Paris]; [Robert Miller Gallery]; Gilman Paper Company collection, New York, January 30, 1999

  • Notes

    This picture is the third pose in the St. Cecilia and Rachel series. The Countess gave a similar print to the painter Jacques-Émile Blanche to help in the execution of a pastel portrait she wished him to make. Blanche kept the print pinned to the wall of his room in Paris for years, then in 1921-25 decided to paint his second "souvenir portrait" of the Countess. The photograph shows the sitter without the veil she wears in the portrait.

    The photograph owned by Blanche was presented by Georges Mévil-Blanche to the City of Paris and is now in the département des Estampes et de la Photographie of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. [PA; "La Divine Comtesse", p. 186]

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