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Edmond About (1828-1885) c. 1880
Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon)
* 1820 in Paris † 1910 in Paris
Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet
Size of sheet: 33 x 25 cm. Size of plate: 19.3 x 14.4 cm.Edmond About was a French writer, journalist and art critic. A member of the French academy, he spent two years at the French school in Athens alongside Charles Garnier and travelled to Egypt in 1867-68. He was a fierce art critic and notably attempted to ridicule Courbet’s 'pretentious realism’.