Bertel Thorvaldsen by Marie Louise Berner
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Bertel Thorvaldsen
By Marie Louise Berner

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A Daguerrotype Portrait from 1840

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Format: Hardback

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Bertel Thorvaldsen by Marie Louise Berner

Book Description

One of the earliest portrait photographs -- a daguerreotype -- represents the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen. In spite of the fact that the photograph is signed and dated there has been doubts about the dating and the location of the taking of the picture. Starting from the photography itself as well as the historical facts the author sets the photography in its proper context. Written sources material and other pictures are presented to throw light on the photographer, the French businessman A C T Neubourgs work in Scandinavia. Furthermore, the reader gains an insight into the exposure as it is being reflected in the picture where an older conception of art meets the new age of photography. The book also contains an appendix by Jens Frederiksen (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen) on A C T Neubourgs camera, lens and daguerreotypes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788772899114
ISBN-10: 8772899115
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: Denmark


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