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Audenarde Town Hall, Belgium

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1855

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bisson Frères
    Bisson Frères (maker)

  • Museum number:

    255-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 462, box A

Date

ca. 1855

Artist/maker

Bisson Frères
Bisson Frères (maker)

Descriptive line

19thC, Brooke Gift; Bisson Freres, Audenerade, c1858

Labels and date

Bisson Frères: Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814–76) and Auguste-Rosalie Bisson (1826–1900)
Audenarde Town Hall, Belgium
About 1855

The firm of Bisson Frères was highly prolific. Louis-Auguste originally trained as an architect, and the brothers quickly became renowned for their architectural views. This picture captures the richness and intricacy of the lace-like façade of the town hall. The blurred figure in the foreground reminds the viewer of the long exposure time necessary for the precise rendering of architectural details.
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Albumen print
Museum no. 255-1935 []

Techniques

Albumen print

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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