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Galerie de la Roche-Percée, a Tête-Noire, cote de Martigny, Suisse

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ferrier, Claude Marie, born 1811 - died 1889 (photographer)
    Soulier, Charles (photographer)
    Levy, J. (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white stereoscopic photograph, transparency on glass

  • Museum number:

    E.112-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case ABOVE MX7, shelf X773, box E

Physical description

Stereoscopic photograph on glass depicting the Galerie de la Roche-Percée at the Tête-Noire gorge. Lettered with title.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (photographed)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Ferrier, Claude Marie, born 1811 - died 1889 (photographer)
Soulier, Charles (photographer)
Levy, J. (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Black and white stereoscopic photograph, transparency on glass

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm Size of glass, Width: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Stereoscopic photograph on glass depicting the Galerie de la Roche-Percée at the Tête-Noire gorge in Switzerland, by Ferrier FP et Soulier, and J. Levy Senior. French, ca. late 19th century.

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

Levy Sons & Co. 1895-1919
Paris, France and London, England

In 1864 the Parisian photographic studio of Ferrier pere, fils & Soulier was bought out and became M. Leon & J. Levy. This partnership lasted until 1872 when Leon left and it was renamed J. Levy & Co., which became an important producer of stereo-views and lantern slides. By 1895 his sons had joined the company and it was renamed once again to Levy Sons & Co. (or Levy et ses Fils). His son Lucien became a well known photographer who began publishing international view-cards from his own work depicting scenes mostly from within the French empire.

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Stereograph; Gorges; Stereoscope; Passes; Mountains; Landscapes

Categories

Photographs; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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