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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 12934Price: $3,500
Medium: Autochrome (1/4 plate)Mount: in glass mountPhoto Date: 1907Print Date: 1907Dimensions: 4-3/4 x 3-9/16 in. (121 x 90 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: France
Léon Gimpel (1873-1948) was a photographer whose work was a mixture of artistic vision and keen sense of photojournalism. Working between 1904 and 1907, Gimpel was one of the pioneers using the Autochrome color process,. He worked in close collaboration with the Lumiere brothers. His photographs were published at the time in the newspaper "L'Illustration", for which he worked for nearly 30 years. Léon Gimpel's work offers a unique glimpse into the daily life of Paris during the Belle Epoque and includes the advent of electric neon lighting, which lit up the capital at night. The author has captioned the plate. The plate carries two labels: one printed "Léon Gimpel Collection" and one with a handwritten number ("Coll. L.G No. 133."), which refers to the classification of the author. Provenance: family of the artist. This image was published in the newspaper "The illustration" in the Christmas issue, 1907, in the article "Le paradis des roses".Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.