Private collection; gift September 1986.
Gift of Charles W. Millard III
- Adrien Tournachon (known as Nadar jeune), French, 1825–1903
- Formerly attributed to Adolphe Pierre Riffaut, French, 1821–1859
- Engraver Lemercier, French, 19th century
- Printed by
36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 87 prints (various techniques) based on drawings made after photographs by Adrien Tournachon (Nadar jeune). The drawings were transferred to a metal plate using heliography, an early photomechanical technique. The plates were then worked on by hand in a variety of engraving methods (soft-ground etching, mezzo tint, aquatint, etc.).