Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini, ca. 1856

  • Nadar, French, 1820-1910

Salt print

  • Image: 9 1/2 × 7 inches (24.1 × 17.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund

1993.21

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Portrait
  • Composer
  • Man
  • Salted paper print
  • Salt print process

Signed, in black ink, lower right [possibly stamped]: Nadar | 113. N. Lazare

Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, upper center: Zoff [illegible] | Collection of M.F. BRAiVE Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, lower right: MFB.

Michael F. Braive; private collection or dealer (France); Charles Isaacs (Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA); ca.1989, sold to private collection (New York, New York, USA); 1993-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Barr, Nancy. Picturing Paris, 1850 to the Present: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. Exh cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 13. Hambourg, Maria Morris, François Heilbrun and Philippe Néagu. Nadar. Exh, cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1995 (pl. 75).

Nadar, Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini, ca. 1856, salt print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund, 1993.21.