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BALDUS, Edouard.


Vues de Paris en Photographie.
[c.1860].

Oblong folio (33 x 44 cm.) . Contemporary red morocco backed red cloth boards titled in gilt to upper cover, white moire cloth endpapers. 30 albumen prints (average size 20 x 28 cm.) mounted on cream card each with "E. Baldus" facsimile signature stamp in margin to lower right. Biro doodle to f.f.e.p., covers a little rubbed, good dark impressions of the photos, nice clean mounts.

Trained as a painter, Baldus (1813-1882) was accepted into the Paris Salon in 1842. He was a founding member of the Societe Heliographique in 1851 and the Societe Francaise de Photographie in 1857. During the 1850s and 1860s Baldus was one of the most prolific of French photographers. He was commissioned by the Comite des Monuments Historiques to photograph historic sites around France and also by Baron Rothschild to record the construction of the Paris-Lyon railway.

Price £ 5000.00
Stock Code 53039
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