Jean-Louis-Marie-Eugène Durieu (French, 1800 – 1874) and Possibly with Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798 – 1863), Draped Model, about 1854, French, Albumen silver print, 18.6 × 13 cm (7 5/16 × 5 1/8 in.), 35.1 × 27 cm (13 13/16 × 10 5/8 in.), 85.XM.351.9, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Not much text in this post (other than the extremely detailed captions), but some interesting early photographs.

France is one of the pioneers of photographic technology and advances — progressing it as art and as science. The works of French photographers Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, and Charles Nègre helped the development of paper photography.

Opening on August 30, here are some of the photographs set to highlight in the upcoming exhibition “Real/Ideal: Photography in France, 1847-1860” at the Getty Museum.

Source: French Photography in the 19th Century · Lomography

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