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Three Pipers (Trois Pifferari)

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Charles Nègre belonged to the first generation of artist-photographers in France. His training as an artist informed all of the works in his large and varied oeuvre, perhaps especially his studies of the street people of Paris and their occupations, long a favorite subject of printmakers. His...

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Signed in ink recto lower left


Sotheby's Paris Jammes III sale lot 335 (March 22, 2002); purchased for the MFA through Charles Isaacs, NY (importer of record), accessioned by MFA Sept. 25, 2002

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by Saundra B. Lane

about 1853–54

Catalogue Raisonné

James Borcoman, "Charles Negre, 1820-1880," Ottawa: 1976, related to cat. nos. 106-108, 131-132.


Image/sheet: 15.9 x 20.2 cm (6 1/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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