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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Félix Teynard

Dates:  1817, 14 January - 1892, 28 August
Born:  France, Grenoble (Saint-Flour, Cantal - Grove Art Online)
Active:  Egypt
 
  
Early French travel photographer who traveled between Cairo and the Second Cataract on the Nile 1851-1852. He is best known for the series of 160 plates of Egypt that were published between 1853 and 1858 as Égypte et Nubie, sites et monuments les plus intéressants pour l'étude de l'art et de l'histoire. A collection of 40 of his paper negatives came up for auction at La Galerie de Chartres (25 May 2013).

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA has a biography on this photographer. [Scroll down the page on this website as the biography may not be immediately visible.]Show on this siteGo to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Perez, Nissan N. 1988 Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) p.226-227 [Short biography on Félix Teynard possibly with example plates.] 
  
 

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If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Gruber, Renate and L. Fritz Gruber 1982 The Imaginary Photo Museum (New York: Harmony Books) p.263 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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