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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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.

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07.06.2024