Oct 3, 2007

Untitled (The Forest of Fontainebleau)

Untitled (The Forest of Fontainebleau)

c. 1874

Constant Alexandre Famin

(French, 1827–1888)

Albumen print, coated, from wet collodion negative

Image: 17.2 x 23.7 cm (6 3/4 x 9 5/16 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1988.167



Little is known about this gifted photographer who produced photographic studies of the landscape and rural motifs during the 1860s and 1870s. This image depicts a lovely wooded landscape scene flooded with sparkling sunlight and rich shadows. Of all the landscape photographers active in the 1870s, Famin produced the closest equivalent of impressionism in his work.

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