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Sèvres Vase

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Louis-Rémy Robert was the head of the painting and gilding studios at the Sèvres porcelain works. This majestic depiction of a vase is part of a series of images that Robert exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1855, in Paris, to showcase outstanding Sèvres pieces. Robert set the vase...

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Inscription

In neg., letterpress, l.l.: L. Robert Photo ie / Sèvres. In neg. letterpress, l.r.: Exposition de Sèvres / 1855.

Provenance

Nineteenth Century Photographs, Essex, England; purchased June 1998.

Credit Line

Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund

1855

Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 32.0 x 25.7 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.) Platemark: 39.1 x 33.7 cm (15 3/8 x 13 1/4 in.) Mount: 52.4 x 41.6 cm (20 5/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1998.72

Medium or Technique

Photograph, salted paper print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative

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