Henri Bellieni, (1857-1938) an important maker of French cameras and other optical equipment, was also a photographer. This marinescape of a figure walking on an unknown shoreline at sunset during low tide was originally titled Coucher de Soleil, and was published as a large plate collotype included in the important publication: L’Art Photographique which appeared for only one year between 1899-1900. Some background on the company founded by Henri Bellieni: H. Bellieni et Fils in Nancy, France: (Wikipedia):
H. Bellieni et Fils was a camera maker in Nancy, France, from the late nineteenth century until the early twentieth century. Several jumelle-type cameras, including stereo models, are known to have been produced from the mid-1890s to 1905;  older, wooden-bodied cameras are also seen.
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Condition: Good, but with issues.
Circular L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE blindstamp present at lower right corner of image and plate; stains and bumping and losses to lower margin corners along with several small closed tears; foxing to plate. Please inspect both photographs with listing. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 18.8 x 28.1 cm
support: 32.3 x 45.9 cm
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