Lot Details

This surreal reflection is a good example of what some call "19th century modernism." The photographer is Saugrin, believed to be Louis Francois Saugrin, an important early French photographer who worked in daguerreotype, stereo views and other media. This photograph comes from an album of what may be Saugrin’s own home and estate. The album contains fine landscape images, probably made the 1850s or early 1860s. Most appear to be experiments in toning techniques, as often the same image is produced in vastly different tones ranging from deep purple to a yellowish cast. Large format prints by Saugrin are almost unknown.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Fading/Bleaching
Area: Margin
Location: Overall
Notes: Condition is fair, the discoloration at the edges is evident in the scan.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.75 x 6.75 in. (22.22 x 17.14 cm.)
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