“Ch. Baudelaire”. Charles Baudelaire, Étienne Carjat, photographer.

Carjat’s Charles Baudelaire

“Ch. Baudelaire”.

Paris: Goupil, [1878].

Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. 9 x 7 inches. Carjat’s Charles Baudelaire. Matted and framed. Fine. Item #260810

The iconic portrait photograph of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat, taken c. 1863, and here printed posthumously in La Galerie Contemporaine in 1878. Carjat was rivaled only by Nadar in his portraits of 19th century French cultural figures. “Like Nadar, Carjat captured character and expression brilliantly. Indeed, some of his portraits of celebrities, e.g. Rossini, Baudelaire, Halévy and Gambetta, are livelier and more intimate than Nadar's …”(Gernsheim, The History of Photography: 1685-1914, p. 308).

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