Émile Augier. Nadar, Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, French.
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Émile Augier

c1855. Salt paper photograph, signed with address “113 [rue St] Lazare” in ink on image lower left, 16 x 10.4cm. Slight foxing. Original frame.

Émile Augier (1820-1889) was a popular French dramatist who wrote comedies about the virtues of middle-class life. A similar portrait by Nadar of Emile Augier is illustrated in Hambourg et al, Nadar, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995, p92.

Nadar’s first studio was at 113 rue St Lazare; in 1860 he moved to 25 boulevard des Capucines. Nadar’s studio became a place for artists and intellectuals to meet, especially those opposed to the regime of Napoleon III. His studio, which was also available for rent, held the first exhibition of a group of artists who were later named “Impressionists” in 1874. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL178-4

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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