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Ferme du Parc de Courances

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Eugene Cuvelier was an important early photographer who worked in the northern French town of Arras and then in the region of Barbizon and the forest of Fontainebleau. His style was influenced by his Barbizon painter friends, including Camille Corot and Theodore Rousseau, and his work reveals...

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Inscription

Numbered 296 by the photographer in the negative; titled by an unidentified hand in graphite on mount, l.r.: Ferme du Parc de Courances

Provenance

John Chandler Bancroft, Middletown, R.I.; to Gustave J.S. White Co., Auctioneers, Newport, R.I., 1989; sold to Mack Lee and William S. Schaeffer, 1989; to unknown collectors; sold at Sotheby's New York, April 13, 2007; purchased at auction by MFA April 13, 2007

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund, Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson -- Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund, Susan Cornelia Warren Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Frank M. and Mary T. B. Ferrin Fund, and Alice M. Bartlett Fund

1860s

Dimensions

Image: 25.6 x 33.4 cm (10 1/16 x 13 1/8 in.) Mount: 56.2 x 70.9 cm (22 1/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.353

Medium or Technique

Photograph, salted paper print from paper negative

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