Mayer & Pierson: Abd El-Kader, ca. 1860
An iconic portrait of the freedom fighter Abd El-Kader by Mayer & Pierson. Details like his hand and medal are beautifully enhanced.
The address on the back was the photographer's residence from 1855 on. Ernest Mayer was associated with Pierre Louis Pierson from 1855 until 1864.
Albumen print in good condition. Some original retouching spots visible.
Boisjoly: 'Répertoire des photographes parisiens du XIXe siècle', 2009 (p. 202)