Lot 168 of 446:
Pierre Petit Woodburytype portrait of J. Claretie  

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$200 - $300

Portrait of Jules Claretie

Petit, Pierre


Galerie Contemporaine



Mounted Woodburytype. Photograph: 23x18 cm (9x7"); sheet: 34.4x24.7 cm (13½x9¾"). Matted. From Galerie Contemporaine Littéraire, Artistique Vol. 1.

Pierre Petit was the official photographer of the International Exposition of 1867. He photographed the construction of the Statue of Liberty, the Siege of Paris. He was also the first photographer to attempt underwater photography. Jules Arsène Arnaud Claretie (1840-1913) was a French literary figure and director of the Théâtre Français.

Lot Amendments

Photograph fine; erroneously spelled caption name has been scored out and rewritten in orange crayon.

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