Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Spiral of Lightning in a Thunderstorm]

Artist:
Charles Moussette (French, active 1880s)
Date:
May 12, 1886
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Mount: 9 13/16 in. × 6 7/8 in. (25 × 17.5 cm) Image: 6 5/8 × 4 5/8 in. (16.9 × 11.7 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.651
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on mount, recto TC: "Orage du 12 Mai 1886 // Eclair en spirale"; Signed in ink on mount recto, below photo: "Ch. Mousette phot."; Inscribed on mount, recto BC: "Agrandissement de la portion la plus luminaire // de l'éclair qui figure à droite sur l'épreuve du cliché original."
[Gérard Lévy, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, March 26, 1993

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Beyond the Edges: An Insider's Look at Early Photographs," October 9, 1998–February 14, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "As It Happened: Photographs from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," May 7, 2002–August 25, 2002.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900," October 11, 2008–January 4, 2009.

Graphische Sammlung Albertina. "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900," February 13, 2009–May 17, 2009.

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