Friday, February 13, 2015

Early Photographs by Olympe Aguado

Olympe Aguado was a Franco-Spanish photographer and socialite, active primarily in the 1850s and 1860s. According to Wikipedia, he was one of several early photographers who learned the practice from Gustave Le Gray. Aguado pioneered a number of photographic processes, including carte de visite photographs and photographic enlargement processes.

Playing cards, ca. 1860

The artist, his mother, and friends in Fishing Garb, ca. 1860

Louis Robert, Olympe Aguado, and others, ca. 1860

Louis Robert and Olympe Aguado, ca. 1860

Admiration, ca. 1860

Reading, 1863

Sheep and peasantgirl, ca. 1855

Presentation of the Prince Imperial, Compiègne, 1856

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