LOUIS ROBERT 1810-1888

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LOUIS ROBERT 1810-1888
LOUIS ROBERT 1810-1882 Perron, Château de Saint-Cloud, ca.1852.. Photograph. Unembossed salted paper print, pencil sketch of an interior scene by Louis Watelin (1838-1907) on the back. 35 x 26.7 cm. Bibliography: "Louis Robert, L'Alchimie des images" (exhibition cat.), NBC Éditions, 1999, fig.36. Louis Robert's work as a primitive photographer is presented here through a selection of papers and negatives illustrating the diversity of his photographic production. In four views of the château and garden of Saint-Cloud, the photographer plays with light on ornamental ornamental surfaces and the various decorative forms of the 18th century. An impressive paper negative (43.9 x 55 cm) of the Seine River as seen from Sèvres Sèvres' close ties with the city, as well as a view of the entrance to the factory's vegetable garden. Indeed, as head of the painting and gilding gilding workshop as early as 1838, he set up a photographic workshop a decade later to promote the to promote the objects produced there. Rare views of Brittany are also in particular this negative of the Château de Lahunaudaye, which, accompanied by a salted paper, is one of the very few examples of repiques by Louis Robert. Reluctant to retouch to retouching, he did not use techniques to mask his skies. Another composition of the Château du Vivier des Landes in Touraine shows his mastery of shows his mastery of the balance between architecture and nature, approaching the picturesque. In this way, it is atypical of his work.
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