• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 539

    CHARLES NÈGRE (1820-1880)

    Recreation Room, Imperial Asylum at Vincennes, 1859

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    CHARLES NÈGRE (1820-1880)
    Recreation Room, Imperial Asylum at Vincennes, 1859
    albumen print
    8¾ x 7 3/8in. (22.2 x 19cm.) (sheet size)


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    The Recreation Room forms part of a series of photographs of the Imperial Asylum by Nègre, a project commissioned by Napoleon III in 1859.

    Provenance

    The Estate of Charles Nègre;
    with Alain Paviot, Paris


    Literature

    Borcoman, Charles Nègre, 1820-1880, The National Gallery of Canada, 1976, pl. 176, p. 230