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Cliché-verre [Fr.] literally translated means "glass picture' and is a technique that combines art and photography and was used mainly by French artists including Jean Baptiste Corot, Jean François Millet, and Charles François Daubigny. It was normally done by using a smoking candle to coat a glass plate with soot. The desired picture was then drawn with a sharp instrument directly into the blackened surface and the resulting plate was used as a photographic negative and contact printed. Although mainly used in the 1860s the cliché verre technique has also be used by György Kepes and Abelardo Morell.
Bassenge Photography Auctions, Charles Nes Photography LLC New York - Paris, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery.