Orange: The Wall of the Théâtre antique, Édouard Baldus
Édouard Baldus
Orange: The Wall of the Théâtre antique
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Édouard Baldus

Orange: The Wall of the Théâtre antique, 1858


Blatt
43.4 x 33.4 cm
Gesamtmaß
60.8 x 45.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.49
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The theatre in Orange was built during the Roman Empire. Known as the Sun King, Louis XIV considered this stage wall “the most beautiful wall in the kingdom”. From the nineteenth century onwards, performances were once again given before the backdrop of the théâtre antique. The photographer Baldus had fled from Germany to France in the 1830s, keeping his origins a secret. Official government commissions quickly made him France’s leading architectural photographer. His shots are distinguished particularly by his masterful handling of the light.

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Title
Orange: The Wall of the Théâtre antique
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten links auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: ORANGE. THÉATRE ANTIQUE.
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Signaturstempel: E. Baldus

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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24.11.2020