Sensitive portrait of a mother sitting outdoors with her two young children flanking her. The boy, his hand on her shoulder, has an expression beyond his years; the little girl links her arm into her mother's. The image is printed from a collodion negative transferred to a paper substrate. Some retouching by photographer.
J. B. Frenet, a painter of the Lyon school and a pupil of Ingres, became involved with photography in the early 1850s. Following the auction of his studio photographs and negatives in 2000, the works of this intimate photographer entered the collections of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Albertina in Vienna, as well as the Wilson Centre of Photography.
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Medium Waxed salt print from paper collodion transfer negative
Mount on original mount trimmed to edges
Photo Date 1850-55 Print Date 1850-55
Dimensions 8-13/16 x 6-11/16 in. (224 x 170 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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