Paper: 40.8 x 29 cm (16 1/16 x 11 7/16 in.); Matted: 66 x 55.9 cm (26 x 22 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1999.109
This portrait depicting an ethnic type and costume—a woman from the Lorraine region—was probably made around 1871, when the Franco-Prussian War resulted in the loss of the French regions of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany. The image would have resonated with emotion and political sentiment as well as folkloric interest for 19th-century viewers. Braun’s photography firm, one of the world’s largest at the time, was part entrepreneurial endeavor, part artist’s atelier. To remain competitive, he experimented with the latest technical innovations. This print’s exquisite detail and subtle tonal range are due to Braun’s use of a new carbon printing process.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.