The Writer George Sand, Nadar
Nadar
The Writer George Sand
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Nadar

The Writer George Sand, 1864


Darstellung
30.8 x 24.3 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.141
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Nadar, whose career began as a journalist and caricaturist, reached great fame as portrait photographer. Almost all illustrious personalities came to his Paris studio to be portrayed. Striving for a psychologising photo, he steered clear of props and relied on virtuoso lighting instead. He shows George Sand, the grande dame of romantic literature, in a contemplative pose. The sublime impression is the result of her lavish gown, which lends the writer a pyramid-shape. The lightly retouched soft and smooth profile protrudes at its pinnacle.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Writer George Sand
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Blinstempel: Nadar; 35 BOULEVARD DES CAPUCINES

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

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Primary
Secondary
Associative
  • 48C91 writer, poet, author

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Last update

29.03.2023