Forest of Fontainebleau by Georges Balagny


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A stand of oak trees, including a dead tree at foreground right, make up this landscape study by French photographer Georges Balagny (1837-1919) taken in the Fontainebleau Forest south of Paris. Originally titled Forêt de Fontainebleau, this photograph was published as a large plate collotype and included in the important publication: L’Art Photographique, published for only one year between 1899-1900.  Some background on Georges Balagny (Wikipedia):

 George or Georges Balagny was a French photographer from the Batignolles neighborhood in Paris, France. He was born on February 16, 1837 and died in Paris on December 17, 1919.[1]

Georges first obtained a law degree [2] followed by a doctorate, before abandoning his legal career in order to dedicate himself to research in photography at his workshop on the Rue Salneuve. He published several texts about his work under the name George Balagny.


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Printed: 1899


Condition: Good, but with issues.

Circular L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE blindstamp present at lower right corner of image and plate; bumping and losses to corners and stains to margins; foxing to plate. Please inspect both photographs with listing. (please email if you require additional photos)



image:       29.7 x 24.1 cm

support:    46.0 x 32.4 cm


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