Specimen plate: Album de l'Exposition d'Art Photographique

PhotographerMaurice Bremard


MediumPhotogravure: Text

EphemeraExhibition Catalogues

AtelierCharles Wittmann (Paris)


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Portrait: Woman, Supports, Tinted Photograph


Image Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.5 cm crop aligned with plate impression
Support Dimensions: detail: 27.3 x 18.1 cm

Printed on a high-quality white plate paper, (possibly Marais) the catalogue prints a final photogravure portrait by Maurice Bremard featured in the deluxe 1895 Album de l’Exposition d’Art Photographique portfolio titled Etude. This was intended to give exhibition attendees an idea of the quality of the plates they might expect if they purchased one of the folios.

print details within plate impression:

upper margin: Album de l’Exposition d’Art Photographique     2e Année 1895

lower margin: Etude
(Mce Brémard)
Spécimen des Planches

lower right corner: Imp. Ch. Whittmann

The 1895 folio plate has a larger image area than this example, indicating the atelier (probably Paul Dujardin of Paris) made a different plate before it was printed by Charles Whittmann.

foxing to plate margins

Specimen plate: Album de l'Exposition d'Art Photographique