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Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856

Provenance

Private collection; gift September 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles W. Millard III

1861

Dimensions

36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.431a

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.).

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs, Illustrated books