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Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6170
Collection contains one albumen print from a collodion negative of a portrait of Charles Gounod, 1893. The print was made by photographer Paul Nadar, son of Felix Nadar. The photograph is signed and dated by both Gounod and Paul Nadar.

Dates

  • 1893
  • 1893

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

1 folder

Overview

Collection contains one albumen print from a collodion negative of a portrait of Charles Gounod, 1893. The print was made by photographer Paul Nadar, son of Felix Nadar. The photograph is signed and dated by both Gounod and Paul Nadar.

Biographical History

Paul Nadar (1856-1939) and his father Felix Nadar (1820-1910) are two of the most famous names in the history of photography. Paul and his father Felix are given credit for the first ever photo-interview when Felix interviewed the renowned French chemist and color theorist Michel-Eugene Chevreul, on the event of his 100th birthday and Paul photographed it. Felix is given credit for making the first aerial photograph which he took from his hot air balloon. They owned and operated a photo studio in Paris and photographed many notable persons such as Charles Baudelaire, Sarah Bernhardt and Alexander III of Russia, to name a few. The majority of the photographs made by the Nadar Studio after 1885 were made by Paul.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hour advance notice.

Custodial History

Purchased from Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, N.Y. on March 24, 2008. They purchased the item from the granddaughter of Charles Gounod.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Alan Klotz Gallery; March 24, 2008.

Appraisal

Photograph (Photograph Archives).

Dimensions

35.6 x 27.9 cm

Processing Information

Processed; Jessica Tyler, student processor; 2008.
Title
Register of Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Tyler, student processor
Date
2008 May 23
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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