Lot 158 of 446:
Charles Nègre paper negative, Madonna & Child  

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[Madonna and Child] - paper negative

Nègre, Charles





Paper negative of Madonna and Child. 43.5x35 cm (17¼x13¾").

Charles Nègre (1820-1880) was a pioneering photographer. He studied under the painters Paul Delaroche, Ingres, and Drolling before establishing his own studio. Nègre began to photograph in 1844 in order to collect visual images to use in preparation for his paintings. Unlike many painters who turned to the new medium, Nègre never ceased to paint. He is best known for his landscape and architectural photographs of Paris, Chartres, and the Midi, a region in southern France. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Nègre printed all of his own photographs and was renowned as a photographic printer. He retired in 1863 and died at Cannes, France. Provenance: from the  celebrated Jammes collection.

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Light matte burn around edges, else fine.

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