Gustave Doré, Paris

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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, La Photographie. Collection Marie-Thérèse et André Jammes, 27 October 1999, lot 111

  • Literature

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NADAR, pl. 44

  • Catalogue Essay

    As one of the leading satirical caricaturists in mid-19th century France, Nadar contributed extensively to a number of publications devoted to caricature, including La Revue Comique in 1848, and the following year, Le Petit Journal pour rire, for which he was also the editor. It was during his tenure at the latter publication that Nadar met Gustave Doré, himself an illustrator and caricaturist who shared Nadar’s passion for biting social commentary. From 1854, the year that Nadar joined his brother Adrien’s photography studio, and for the next three decades of his life, Doré would pose for Nadar continuously, leaving a photographic trace marking a lifelong friendship strengthened by shared artistic and intellectual interests.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

Gustave Doré, Paris

1855-1859
Salt paper print.
8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (21.9 x 15.6 cm).
Annotated 'G. Doré' in pencil in an unidentified hand on the verso.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

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