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Other: Alexis Aime de LaGrange 
Other: Baron Alexis de La Grange 
Dates:  1825 - 1917
 
  
The Getty Museum has an album Photographies de l'Indie Anglais (Object number: 2013.55) that includes 49 albumen silver prints from waxed paper negatives of Mughal architecture in India taken between 1849 and 1851.

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Amateur, India
Graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1844. In 1849, while en route to India, he met Maxime Du Camp in Egypt and taught him the use of Blanquart-Evrard’s wet process (Du Camp had previously been struggling unsuccessfully with Le Gray’s dry waxed paper process).
 
In India 1849-50.[1] Five of his prints appear as plates 13, 15, 18, 22, and 24 of Blanquard-Evrard’s first published collection L’Album Photographique de l’Artiste et de l’Amateur (1851). A view of the Taj Mahal in the Album Regnault of the French Photographic Society is signed (Delagrange et Lambrecht).[2] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Although Isabelle Jammes, Blanquart-Evrard et les origines de l’Edition Photographique Francaise (Geneva and Paris, 1981, p. 83) states that his photographs were taken during a ‘small voyage of four years in India.’ 
      
  2. Λ Andre Jammes, The Art of French Calotype (Princeton, 1983, p. 197); Nissan N. Perez, Focus East (New York, 1988, p. 188). 
      
 
  

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