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Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856

Adrien Tournachon (known as Nadar jeune) (French, 1825–1903), Engraver Adolphe Pierre Riffaut (French, 1821–1859), Printed by Lemercier (French, 19th century)


36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 87 prints (various techniques) based on drawings made after photographs by Adrien Tournachon (Nadar jeune). The drawings were transferred to a metal plate using heliography, an early photomechanical technique. The plates were then worked on by hand in a variety of engraving methods (soft-ground etching, mezzo tint, aquatint, etc.).

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Europe, Photography


Illustrated books

[Volume one of two.]


Private collection; gift September 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles W. Millard III