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Vantail de la porte Saint Marcel, Notre Dame, Paris

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The Bisson frères were among the most prominent French photographers of their day. Active in photography since the 1840s, the firm excelled at large-scale photographs of architecture and sculpture. In this detail of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the Bissons showcase the genius of medieval...

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Titled on mount, bottom center: Vantail de la porte Saint-Marcel,/ dite Sainte Anne; On mount, l. r.: Bisson Fréres Photog. Imp. Lemercier, Paris.; On mount, l. l.: à Paris. A. Morel, éditeur, rue Ste Anne, 18


Lee Gallery, Boston; purchased September 1990.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

about 1853


Image: 39.2 x 25.6 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Mount: 55.8 x 36 cm (21 15/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print