Bisson Frères Black and White Photograph - Architectural Images, Church of Saint Sang, Europe, 1860s
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Bisson Frères
Architectural Images, Church of Saint Sang, Europe, 1860s

1860s

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Pioneers of French photography, the Bisson brothers (Louis-Auguste Bisson and Auguste-Rosalie Bisson) photographed a series of architectural images in Europe in the early 1860s. This warm-hued albumen print is one such example from the series and features the exterior of the Basilica of the Holy Blood (Basilique du Saint-Sang in French). The church is recognized for housing a venerated relic of the Blood of Christ, one of only eight relics of Holy Blood around the world. Located in Bruges, Belgium Church of Saint Sang is one of several travel photographs taken by the Bisson brothers outside of France. This image exemplifies Bisson Freres snapshot style of photography, which defied the posed photographic techniques that were made popular at the time by the daguerreotype. Printed on semi-gloss paper and mounted on original paper, this print features a blindstamp photographers' monogram in red, a red facsimile signature and title in pencil and a stamped photographers’ credit on the mount. This print was previously in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Albumen print mounted on paper Blindstamped with the photographers' monogram in red on the front, with red facsimile signature and title in pencil on the front of the mount; also stamped with the photographers' credit in blue on the back of the mount Image is approximately 14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 x cm.); Mount is approximately 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.8 cm.)

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Warm hued image on semi-gloss paper trimmed to edge, mounted on original paper. The mount with bumped corners and light foxing in places, consistent with age. Please note this work is sold with a custom-made mat.
  • Period
    1860-1869
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 14 in.H 45.72 cm x W 35.56 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU122624500731
  • Seller Reference Number
    MS00002272/007
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