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André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
Studio portraits of the French composer Francois Emanuel-Joseph Bazin
19.5 x 20.4 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Courtesy of Bassenge, Berlin (Photography, Dec 2, 2009, Sale: 94, Lot: 4030)
Number 37638 in the negative in center of print; number and name of sitter in blue and red crayon on the verso.
In 1854 Disdéri had the largest photography studio in Paris and in that year he patented the small-format carte-de-visite format made for the calling cards that were so popular at the time. This is a portrait series of the French composer Francois Emanuel-Joseph Bazin showing the sitter in various poses and with different props.