19 May 2004
Eglise de St. Pierre à Louviers, c.1850
'Blanquart-Evrard' process print
printed photographer's, publisher's and printer's credits, title, series title 'Souvenirs Photographiques' and plate number '8', numbered '519' in pencil on mount
7 7/8 x 9 7/8in. (20.8 x 25.1cm.)
From the artist;
to Charles-Frédéric Kuhlmann (1803-1881);
by descent to the present owner.
Kuhlmann, who began his career as a Chemistry professor in Lille, was named Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1854 and in 1867 was awarded the title of Commandeur for his outstanding contributions to the field of Chemistry. He was a strong supporter of Blanquart-Evrard's photographic experimentation and helped finance his l'Imprimerie photographique, which opened in the summer of 1851 in Loos-les-Lille.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
I. Jammes, Blanquart-Evrard et les Origines de l'Edition Photographique Française, Geneva, 1981, p.296, pl.8/519.
One of only three views by Bayard to have been included in the various albums issued by Blanquart-Evrard.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
New world auction records set for Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning and many more in The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale
From Colorado to Chianti in Italy, 5 luxury properties where you can savour the passing of every hour — all from Christie’s International Real Estate