Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod

Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod

Dates: 1893

Collection contains one albumen print from a collodion negative of a portrait of Charles Gounod, 1893. The print was made by photographer Paul Nadar, son of Felix Nadar. The photograph is signed and dated by both Gounod and Paul Nadar.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.). -- 35.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Creator: Nadar, Paul, 1856-1939
  • Call Number: MSS 6170
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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Technical Requirements
Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hour advance notice.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6170; Paul Nadar portrait of Charles Gounod; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6170, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, N.Y. on March 24, 2008. They purchased the item from the granddaughter of Charles Gounod.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Alan Klotz Gallery; March 24, 2008.
Subject Terms
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893--Photographs; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts
Genre / Form
Albumen prints; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Jessica Tyler, student processor; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Photograph Archives. History of Photography.
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Finding Aid Title
Nadar (Paul) portrait of Charles Gounod
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Tyler, student processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-09-20T17:38-0600
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Biographical History

Paul Nadar (1856-1939) and his father Felix Nadar (1820-1910) are two of the most famous names in the history of photography. Paul and his father Felix are given credit for the first ever photo-interview when Felix interviewed the renowned French chemist and color theorist Michel-Eugene Chevreul, on the event of his 100th birthday and Paul photographed it. Felix is given credit for making the first aerial photograph which he took from his hot air balloon. They owned and operated a photo studio in Paris and photographed many notable persons such as Charles Baudelaire, Sarah Bernhardt and Alexander III of Russia, to name a few. The majority of the photographs made by the Nadar Studio after 1885 were made by Paul.

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