A. Liebert: Ferme & Redoute du Petit Drancy, albumen print, ca. 1871
A large albumen print by Alphonse J. Liebert, n°90, Ruines des environs de Paris, 1870-1871.
Nice detail! The ruins of the Paris Commune are combined with the very fascinating shadow of the photographer, his camera and assistent.
Liébert is best known for his photographs made during the time of the Paris Commune, which illustrated Alfred d'Aunay's 1872 work Les Ruines de Paris et de Ses Environs, published in two volumes and containing one hundred albumen silver prints. These pictures contain especially accomplished images of the felling of the Vendôme column. They are among the most thorough and impressive documents of Paris during the period of the Third Republic. (Lisa Hostetler, ICP)
ca. 18 x 25 cm.
Signed with a stamp on the original mount.
Le Temps des cerises, La Commune de Paris en Photographies. Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, 2011.