About This Image

A canoe by a tree-line field. Nice image, exposure a tad light. Transitional albumen print. There were also later prints made of this series in the late 1860s. From the Rare 1858 "Le Bois de Boulogne" Series. The images from this series are extremely rare and are found primarily in French institutions, notably the Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris (for negatives) and the Bibliotheque Nationale and Musee Carnavalet. In most cases, no more than four or five prints are known to exist. See: Travis, Paris Photographs from a Time That Was (Art institute and Yale University Press, 2005), p.28; Sarah Kennel: Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2013, pl. 30. Provenance: Thomas Walther collection.

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Etang du Prefet de la Seine
Charles Marville (dit), Charles-François Bossu Etang du Prefet de la Seine

Price $2,500

Main Image

Ref.# 5633

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1858  Print Date 1858

Dimensions 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 in. (248 x 359 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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