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Photograph - River Scene
  • River Scene
    Silvy, Camille-Léon-Louis, born 1834 - died 1910
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River Scene

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1858 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Silvy, Camille-Léon-Louis, born 1834 - died 1910 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold-toned albumen print from two wet collodion-on-glass negatives

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Chauncey Hare Townshend

  • Museum number:

    68012

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 75, box L

Physical description

Gold-toned albumen print from two wet collodion negatives of a river scene in France. The right hand side of the river is a meadow with a small group of people seated on the bank, and the other depicts a large country house with small out-buildings positioned along the waterfront, with a seated man on a jetty and woman standing, facing the camera. There are tall trees and bushes on the left bank also and a strip of very dark cloud stretches right across the sky.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1858 (made)

Artist/maker

Silvy, Camille-Léon-Louis, born 1834 - died 1910 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gold-toned albumen print from two wet collodion-on-glass negatives

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with the artist's name in red ink on the mount

Dimensions

Height: 245 mm Print, Width: 370 mm Print

Object history note

Chauncey Hare Townshend Bequest 1868

Descriptive line

Gold-toned albumen print from two wet collodion negatives by Camille-Léon-Louis Silvy, entitled 'River Scene'. France, 1858.

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

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Mark Haworth-Booth, Camille Silvy. Photographer of Modern Life London: NPG, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-85514-415-6.
Coe, Brian & Haworth-Booth, Mark. A Guide to Early Photographic Printing Processes. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Hurtwood Press, 1983.
Simon Kelly and April M. Watson ; with Maura Coughlin and Neil McWilliam, Impressionist France : visions of nation from Le Gray to Monet, St. Louis : Saint Louis Art Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, c2013. ISBN: 9780300196955.
pp. 178-9

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Albumen process; Wet collodion; Photography

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Trees; Landscape; River; Houses

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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