Felix Thiollier - Chutes du Gier, Monts du Pilat
Felix Thiollier - Chutes du Gier,  Monts du Pilat
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 Medium: Albumen print from wet plate collodion negativeMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1860Print Date: 1860Dimensions: 7-15/16 x 5-5/8 in. (203 x 144 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: France  

Annotations writen in pencil on the mount. With rounded corners mounted on woven paper. Provenance: Collection of Armand Queyroy (1830-1893). Félix Thiollier (1842-1914) was a French industrialist, writer, art collector and photographer. In 1857, he started a ribbon company in Saint Étienne. At age 37 he retired and pursued his interests in art, archeology and photography. His photography was influenced by the work of Camille Corot and he befriended Auguste Ravier, Paul Borel and Jean-Paul Laurens. The Musee d'Orsay published a monograph on him and his work ("Félix Thiollier (1842-1914), Photographer") and had a recent exhibit (closes March 10, 2013). As the Orsay notes: "Remaining resolutely on the fringes of the photographic circles of his time, Thiollier turned out to have created an original body of work which varied between picturesque, post-Romantic rural landscapes and a starkly lyrical view of an industrial world largely ignored by the artistic French photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries."

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