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A daguerreotype by Baron Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros—a work of extraordinary quality and rarity—has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum. Both a depiction and a demonstration of what the medium was capable of at its high point in 1850s Paris, The Salon of Baron Gros shows the interior of a mid-nineteenth-century parlor believed to be that of the baron, with light streaming in from a window at left.
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Monumental Journey is the first exhibition to focus on Girault de Prangey's Mediterranean journey. Here are five things to know before your visit.
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In 1842, the pioneering French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804–1892) set out eastward across the Mediterranean, daguerreotype equipment in tow. He spent the next three years documenting lands that were then largely unknown to the West, including Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon, in some of the earliest surviving photographic images of these places. Monumental Journey, the first monograph in English on this brilliant yet enigmatic artist, explores the hundreds of daguerreotypes Girault made during his unprecedented trip, offering a rare, early look at sites and cities that have since been altered—sometimes irrevocably—by urban, environmental, and political change. Beautiful full-scale reproductions of Girault’s photographs, many published here for the first time, and incisive essays shed new light on the arc of his career and his groundbreaking contributions to the burgeoning fields of photography, archaeology, and architectural history. Monumental Journey presents an artist of astonishing innovation whose work occupies a singular space at the border of history and modernity, tradition and invention, endurance and evanescence.
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This exhibition catalogue documents early photography, particularly the daguerreotype work of the Boston firm, Southworth & Hawes. A thorough introduction provides a brief history of photography, introduces the collection, and highlights the many innovations of these pioneering American artists. Accompanying a 1939 exhibition of daguerreotypes and photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that commemorated the centenary of photography, this text highlights the historic and artistic importance of these early forays into a new medium.
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Curator Jeff L. Rosenheim showcases the first daguerreotypes made of a total solar eclipse, by photographers William and Frederick Langenheim.
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In this interview, Rachel High speaks with Paul Booth about the design of Monumental Journey, the first monograph in English on Girault de Prangey's groundbreaking photographs.
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In honor of the institution’s 150th year, this publication celebrates the 203 collectors who committed more than 2,500 works of art to The Met for the sesquicentennial. These meaningful additions change the ways in which we think about the Museum’s holdings and deepen the stories The Met can tell about all the works in the collection. Highlights featured in this volume include an imposing stone head from an Egyptian sarcophagus; an opulent horse armor commissioned by King Philip IV of Spain; a Tibetan war mask; an early American daguerreotype; Sir Edward Burne-Jones’s enigmatic watercolor; an early twentieth-century Japanese bamboo shrine cabinet; poignant photographs made by Robert Frank for his iconic series The Americans; the Cuban American artist Carmen Herrera’s 1949 tondo Iberic; Steve Miller’s 1961 Gibson guitar; important works by Georg Baselitz; art from the Iranian Saqqakhana school; the vibrant bark painting of Aboriginal Australian artist Nonggirrnga Marawili; and recent creations by artists such as Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Robert Gober, and Wangechi Mutu.
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Angela Pastorelli-Sosa, a curatorial intern in the Department of Drawings and Prints, writes about celebrated figures in African American history.
Image for Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography
On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the first television footage of American astronauts on the moon was beamed back to earth—a thrilling turning point in the history of images, satisfying an age-old curiosity about our planet’s only natural satellite. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this captivating volume surveys the role photography has played in the scientific study and artistic interpretation of the moon from the dawn of the medium to the present, highlighting not only stunning photographic works but also related prints, drawings, paintings, and astronomical instruments. Apollo’s Muse traces the history of lunar photography, from newly discovered daguerreotypes of the 1840s to contemporary film and video works. Along the way, it explores nineteenth century efforts to map the lunar surface, whimsical fantasies of life on the moon, the visual language of the Cold War space race, and work created in response to the moon landing by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Graves, and Aleksandra Mir. A delightful introduction by Tom Hanks, star of the award winning 1995 film Apollo 13, delves into the universal fascination with representations of the cosmos and the ways in which space travel has radically expanded the limits of human vision.
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The Silver Merchants

Unknown (American)

Date:ca. 1850
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:2017.192
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852
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[Two Standing Female Nudes]

Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin (French, 1800–after 1875)

Date:ca. 1850
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:1997.382.46
Location:Not on view
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[Two Girls]

Unknown (American)

Date:1851–52
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:2012.176
Location:Not on view
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Artwork

[Landscape with Cottage]

Marie-Charles-Isidore Choiselat (French, 1815–1858)

Date:1844
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:1994.417
Location:Not on view
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[The Salon of Baron Gros]

Baron Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros (French, 1793–1870)

Date:1850–57
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:2010.23
Location:Not on view
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Henri-Charles Maniglier

Unknown (French)

Date:ca. 1850
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:1994.83
Location:Not on view
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Artwork

Lemuel Shaw

Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–1863)

Date:ca. 1850
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:38.34
Location:Not on view
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Artwork

[Cornelius Conway Felton with His Hat and Coat]

John Adams Whipple (American, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1822–1891 Grafton, Massachusetts)

Date:early 1850s
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:1997.382.41
Location:Not on view
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Date:1845
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:2005.100.77
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 850
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Artwork

[Multiple Exposures of the Moon]

Antoine-François-Jean Claudet (French, Lyon 1797–1867London)

Date:1846–52
Medium:Daguerreotype
Accession Number:2019.47
Location:Not on view