Bisson Frères Landscape Photograph - Architectural Images, Frieze Detail (Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome), Europe
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Bisson Frères
Architectural Images, Frieze Detail (Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome), Europe

1860s

About

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 a close-up look at the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome. Built in 203 AD, the Arch of Septimius Severus is a marble triumphant arch on the northwest end of the Roman Forum commemorating the Parthian victories of the Emperor in 194, 195 and 197-199 AD. With a penchant for travel, around one third of the Bisson brother’s photographs are known to be taken outside of France, including 'Frieze Detail'. This later work in the oeuvre of photographs produced by the Bisson Freres studio is an excellent example of the brothers snapshot style of photography, which defied the posed photographic techniques that were made popular in the mid-19th century 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, and another print of this image currently resides in the collection of the Museum’s collection. Albumen print mounted on paper Blindstamped with the photographers' monogram 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 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm.) Mount is approximately 22 x 18 in. (55.8 x 45.7 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
    LU122624500611
  • Seller Reference Number
    MS00002272/008
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