19 May 2004
Colonnade du Louvre; Portail de St. Gervais; Portail méridional de St. Eustache, 1851
3 'Blanquart-Evrard' process prints
each with printed publisher's and printer's credits, title, series title 'Paris Photographique' and plate number, numbered in pencil on mount
each approx. 12¼ x 9¼in. (32.2 x 23.3cm.) (3)
As in lot 16.
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I. Jammes, Blanquart-Evrard, Geneva, 1981, p.261, pl.5/416; p.262, pls.8/419-9/420.
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This English figure of Christ — one of only two of its type known to have survived the 800-plus years since it was cast — was previously thought to have been made in France
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