|Born: Pierre-Louis Pierson |
|Dates: ||1822 - 1913|
Best remembered for a series of over 400 portraits he took of The Countess da Castiglione (1837-1899). The Italian Countess da Castiglione was seemingly obsessed by her own beauty and during three periods of her life (1856-1857, 1861-1867 and 1893-1895) she was intensively photographed by Pierson in a wide variety of costumes from the finest Parisian couture houses of Worth and Pingat. Some of the photographs were hand-painted creating fanciful renditions of her as "Ermitage de Passy" [The Hermit of Passy] (1863) or "La Reine d'Etrurie" [The Queen of Etruria] (1863-1867).
|Stereographs project |
[Also in partnership with Mayer Freres in Paris, 50s-60s] Reported to have issued stereoviews but none verified.
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
|Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.|
|NOTE: You are probably here because you have a stereograph to identify. Please email good quality copies of the front and back to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can create reference collections for all.|
| ||Premium content for those who want to understand photography|
References are available for subscribers.There is so much more to explore when you subscribe.
If you have a portrait of this photographer or know of the whereabouts of one we would be most grateful.
|Family history |
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch.