Lot 25 of 446:
Fourteen Adolphe Braun floral still life photographs  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
14 matted albumen photographs of floral wreaths

Author:
Braun, Adolphe

Place:
No place

Publisher:

Date:
[1853-1855]

Description:

14 matted albumen photographs of slightly varying size. Approx. 24.2x19 cm (9½x7½"); sheet: 32x24.6 cm (12½x9¾"); in matte: 50.8x40.6 cm (20x16").

Adolphe Braun, one of the most important French photographers of the 19th century, best known for his floral still lifes. In the early 1850s, Braun began photographing flowers to aid in the design of new floral patterns. Making use of the recently developed collodion process, he published over 300 of these photographs as "Fleurs photographiées," in 1855. These photographs caught the attention of the Paris art community, and Braun produced a second set for display at the Paris Universal Exposition that same year.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A few creases, spots, and signs of light wear; one photograph with a long crack/tear along left edge; very good overall.


 
Item number:
312970
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