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This artwork, Arles, prêtre lisant dans le cloître de Saint-Trophime by Charles Nègre, is currently for sale at James Hyman.
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Charles Nègre, Arles, prêtre lisant dans le cloître de Saint-Trophime
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TITLE:  Arles, prêtre lisant dans le cloître de Saint-Trophime
ARTIST:  Charles Nègre (French, 1820–1881)
WORK DATE:  1852
CATEGORY:  Photographs
MATERIALS:  Salt print from a waxed paper negative
MARKINGS:  Signed and dated on the negative lower left 'C. N. Arles'
SIZE:  h: 6.6 x w: 5.9 in / h: 16.8 x w: 15 cm
STYLE:  19th Century Photography
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  James Hyman  +44 (0)20 7494 3857  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Extremely rare image of a priest at prayer.

Negre produced a small group of photographs of nuns by these cloisters but this image of a priest seated with his prayer book is believed to be unique. This previously unrecorded work was, presumably, given by Negre to his friend Le Secq, an appropriate action given that the two men collaborated on a similarly posed image of Negre as a monk reading a book.

PROVENANCE:  The family of Henri Le Secq, by descent
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  From Sermons in Stones to Monsters of Modernity  May 9 - May 26, 2012
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