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PhotographerFrederick Boissonnas


MediumAutotype (halftone)

JournalDie Kunst in der Photographie 1901


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Cityscape, Transportation, Women: Leisure Time


Image Dimensions: 14.5 x 20.8 cm : plate #43: glued: four corners
Support Dimensions: Mount color: light green

Helmut Gernsheim writes of this photograph:

     “In his Coming Home from the Theatre, Boissonnas was undoubtedly influenced by popular pictures of similar subjects, in particular, I imagine, Daumier’s several well-known illustrations of The First Class Carriage. There is perhaps some justification for Boissonnas’ studio reconstruction of a railway carriage, because a genuine scene of this kind could not be photographed before the introduction of modern miniature cameras.” 1.

1. Helmut Gernsheim: Creative Photography-Aesthetic Trends 1839-1960: Bonanza Books: New York: 1962: p. 133

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