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Bisson frères 
Pavillon Rohan 
1850s (late) - 1860s (early) 
  
Albumen print 
18 x 24 in (45x60 cm) 
  
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs 
Courtesy of Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs (eo228) 
  
 
LL/13040 
  
On mount 27 x 38 (68x96 cm). Bisson FrÞres studio stamp on image lower right and other identifications on mount.
 
Nothing helps to convent a sense of grandeur in undertaking so much as physically huge size in a print, and in this sense the present photograph and subject are extremely well matched. As a typical 19th century, contact-printed image, for those with a technical interest the background processes, the size and preparation involved in the required wet collodion negative is something frightening to consider. 
 

 
  
 
  
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