4009: Braun, Adolphe: Flower still life
Flower still life. Circa 1855. Albumen print with rounded corners. 22 x 20 cm. Mounted to cream colored paper (time-stained in edges), matted.
Originally a textile designer, Adolphe Braun turned to photography in 1853 to supply artists with studies of floral motifs. He created a successful photographic enterprise and his floral studies were highly acclaimed by contemporary critics for their accurate and delicate rendition of botanical subjects. - Some spotting in left side, otherwise in very good condition.
Lit.: Maureen C. O'Brien/Mary Bergstein (eds.). Adolphe Braun. Image and Enterprise. London 2000.