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Photograph - View from the Interior and Iron Framework of the Hall
  • View from the Interior and Iron Framework of the Hall
    Durandelle, Louis-Emile, born 1838 - died 1917
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View from the Interior and Iron Framework of the Hall

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (photographed)

  • Date:

    1867 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Durandelle, Louis-Emile, born 1838 - died 1917 (photographer)
    Delmaet & Durandelle (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    E.1079-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 440

The new Opéra in Paris was designed by Charles Garnier and constructed between 1861 and 1875. Its highly decorated Neo-Baroque style perfectly reflected the confidence and grandeur typical of Parisian architecture at this time. Louis-Emile Durandelle specialised in photographs of construction and industry during this period of intense activity in Paris. This photograph is one of a series that conveys the monumental task and manual effort involved in constructing the Opéra.

Physical description

Photograph of construction work on Paris Opéra House.

Place of Origin

Paris (photographed)

Date

1867 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Durandelle, Louis-Emile, born 1838 - died 1917 (photographer)
Delmaet & Durandelle (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'Photographie de Delmaet et Durandelle 22 B' des filles du Calvaire, Portraits et Reproductions'
Blind stamped

Dimensions

Height: 28.2 cm, Width: 38.4 cm, Height: 37.8 cm sheet, Width: 48.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Delmaet & Durandelle, 'Vue prise dan l'interieur de la charpente en fer de la salle', showing the construction of the Paris Opera House, albumen print, Paris, 1867

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1993

Labels and date

The New Paris Opéra was designed by Charles Garnier and constructed between 1861 and 1874. Its highly decorated Neo-Baroque style perfectly reflected the confidence and grandeur expected of architecture in Paris at this time. Durandelle specialised in photographs of construction and industry during this period of intense activity in Paris. These photographs are part of a series that conveys the monumental task and manual effort involved in constructing the building. [22/09/2004]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process

Subjects depicted

Opera houses; Construction

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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