Lot 97 of 446:
Paper negative attrib. to Davanne  

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[Still life with urn] - paper negative

[Davanne, Louis-Alphonse, attrib.]



[c. 1850's]


Paper negative of an urn. 30.4x17.1 cm (12¼x6¾").

Louis-Alphonse Davanne (1824-1912) was a chemist and an important photographer. Davanne was a founding member of the SFP (Société Française de Photographie). He was very active in investigating new photographic processes. He succeeded Louis Robert in 1872 as the photography teacher at l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees. He also taught at the Sorbonne and at Arts et Métiers. He traveled and photographed broadly, including France, Italy, Germany and Algeria. Davanne was president of the Société de Photographie from 1876 to 1901. Attributed to Davanne by Serge Plantureux, Paris.

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Some creasing, else very good.

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