Exhibitions/ Art Object

Same Man Five Times in Judge Costume

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
1880s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.2 x 25 cm (6 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.) Frame: 30 x 40 cm (11 13/16 x 15 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Estampes et Photographie, Paris
Not on view
Photographs were only subject to legal deposit arrangements in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France from 1925 onwards. However, photographers voluntarily deposited their works in the 19th century. Per an email from April 25, 2012 from the department of photographs at the BNF, this work is of unknown provenance, and it does not have any record of previous exhibitions. They note, that unlike museums, they do not keep a file about each object in their collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Earl A. Powell III, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

FINEMAN, MIA. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 121, pp. 122, 234.