Porte de la Vierge, Strasbourg, 1858

1858 (photographed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Place Of Origin

A black and white photograph showing the Portal of the Virgin in Strasbourg Cathedral.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Salted paper print from collodion negative.
Brief Description
Photograph by Auguste Rosalie Bisson and Louis Auguste Bisson, 'Porte de la Vierge, Strasbourg, 1858', salted paper print from collodion negative, Strasbourg, 1858
Physical Description
A black and white photograph showing the Portal of the Virgin in Strasbourg Cathedral.
  • Size of image height: 44.8cm
  • Size of image width: 36.1cm
  • Size of sheet height: 46.8cm
  • Size of sheet width: 38cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Porte de la Vierge, Strasbourg, Bisson Freres, 1858' (Signed and inscribed in the negative)
Object history
The elder brother was an architect and the younger brother an heraldic painter. In 1840, using the Daguerreotype process the family established the firm Bisson Pere et Fils. In the early 1850s they switched their process to glass negatives and paper prints. The brothers, now Bisson Freres, were made photographers to Emperor Napoleon III in 1860.
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Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
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record createdFebruary 23, 2009
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