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Edmond Bénard (French, 1838–1907)
Albumen silver print, from glass negative
20.1 × 26 cm (7 15/16 × 10 1/4 ins)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005, Accession Number: 2005.100.1249
Curatorial description (Accessed: 9 January 2018)
The Parisian photographer and publisher Bénard was known for his series of portraits of artists in their studios. In this strikingly modern-looking image, François Flameng (1856–1923), a painter and professor at the French Academy of Fine Arts, poses jauntily before an oversized blank canvas in his sky-lit studio.