A rare and very large heliogravure by Charles Nègre. This is one of the very rare prints made by Negre, and not one of the still rare ones printed later by Andre Jammes. See: Borcoman, Charles Negre 1820-1880, pl.155, p.210. Provenance: Nègre family. A dark open portal adds a distinctive quality to the image. Size relates only to the image. Printed in the margins of the plate: "Cathédrale de Chartres, côté occidental, porte latérale de droite, XIIe siècle. Gravure héliographique sur acier, procédé Charles Nègre, imprimerie Drouart". Some typical light spots and very small tears in the margins not affecting the image.
Provenance: Galerie Texbraun.
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Photo Date 1856c Print Date 1867
Dimensions 23-1/2 x 18-1/16 in. (597 x 459 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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