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  • Provenance

    Etude Tajan, Paris, May 2001, lot 45

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot offers the rare opportunity to compare two Maxime Du Camp prints made from the same negative: one a conventional salt print, the other a Blanquart-Evrard salt print produced for Du Camp’s signature work, Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie, published by Gide et Baudry in 1852. Louis Blanquart-Evrard developed his proprietary printing method in the early 1850s. It improved upon the standard process of the day by drastically reducing the necessary exposure time. This increased speed in printing made the Blanquart-Evrard process ideal for publishing projects, like Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie, which included 125 photographs by Du Camp.


Selected Images of Medinet-Habou, Propylées du Thoutmoseum

Two photographs, comprising a salt print and a Blanquart-Evrard salt print from the same negative.
Each approximately 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (21 x 16.5 cm)
The first annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil on the mount; the second, pl. 47 from Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie (Paris, 1852), with printed credit, title and publication information on the mount, accompanied by the printed title tissue overleaf.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $6,000

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