Émile Frechon (1848-1921) - Arab women getting water in an oasis, Algeria

Émile Frechon (1848-1921) - Arab women getting water in an oasis, Algeria
pigment zilver print - Gestempeld

Original vintage photograph by French photographer Émile Frechon, with his stamp on the reverse and annotated in pencil "Femmes arabes remplisant une outre (guerba) d'eau une Seguia de l'oasis".

AGE: around 1900
PROCESS: pigment silver print on toned, hand-coated paper
DIMENSIONS: 27.6 x 20.8 cm (total); actual image measures 26.5 x 19.6 cm
CONDITION: imperfections in lower portion of the photo as illustrated—otherwise still very good

Émile Frechon discovered Algeria in 1887 shooting his well-known scenes of Biskra and its surroundings. He worked in particular against the light, which is characteristic for his images. From 1895 to 1904, his work placed him on the margins of the Pictorialist movement, which rediscovered him thanks to the Paris Photo-Club. His first prints were on albumen paper, but it is his prints with gold salts, platinum or selenium on laid paper that are now the ones most sought after by collectors. They are rightly considered the top of Emile Frechon's art.

Émile Frechon (1848-1921)
Titel van kunstwerk
Arab women getting water in an oasis, Algeria
pigment zilver print
Vintage afdruk
26,5×19,6 cm
Totale afmetingen
27,6×20,8×0 cm
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