Sheet: 17.9 x 23.9 cm (7 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.); Platemark: 16.5 x 19.8 cm (6 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1992.340
Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 134
Around 1853 a few artists and photography buffs who were searching for a photographic method of producing multiple prints developed the cliché-verre. A glass plate is coated with an opaque ground through which the design is drawn with a sharp instrument. The plate is then placed on top of a sheet of light-sensitive paper and exposed to light so that the image is reproduced on the paper.
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