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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Trees*, late 1850s Albumen print from a paper negative 26.2 x 20.1 cm mounted on 41.3 x 34.8 cm card Numbered "3" in the negative

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Trees, late 1850s
Albumen print from a paper negative
26.2 x 20.1 cm mounted on 41.3 x 34.8 cm card
Numbered "3" in the negative

 

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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Willows Along the Scarp River, near Arras*, late 1850s Salt print from a paper negative 20.0 x 26.0 cm mounted on 54.1 x 69.3 cm paper

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Willows Along the Scarp River, near Arras, late 1850s
Salt print from a paper negative
20.0 x 26.0 cm mounted on 54.1 x 69.3 cm paper

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island,1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

Literature
Ulrike Gauss, Eugène Cuvelier (Stuttgart, Cantz Verlag, 1996), p. 149

Eugène Cuvelier grew up in the artistic milieu of Arras. Guided by his father, a skilled photographer, and friends with Corot, he studied painting with Constant Dutilleux, who took him on plein-air-painting journeys to Barbizon and Fountainebleau Forest. During this time, he transitioned to photography of the landscape and became a master, modulating light and atmosphere with admirable delicacy. In this view,  Cuvelier delights in the gentle bend in the river on a windless day precisely reflecting the pollarded trees and sky, punctuated by three distant farmhouses. By this time, professional photographers had begun using the more modern glass negatives, but Cuvelier clearly preferred the pictorial texture of salt prints from paper negative, as evidenced by this quiet little masterpiece.

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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Pathway in the Forest of Fontainebleau*, October 1862 Salt print from a paper negative 19.8 x 25.8 cm, ruled in pencil, mounted on 39.5 x 52.2 cm paper Numbered "N. 168" and dated "8br 62" in pencil on mount

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Pathway in the Forest of Fontainebleau, October 1862
Salt print from a paper negative
19.8 x 25.8 cm, ruled in pencil, mounted on 39.5 x 52.2 cm paper
Numbered "N. 168" and dated "8br 62" in pencil on mount

Provenance
Harry Lunn; Jay McDonald

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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) "Parc de Courances, nids de corbeaux", 1860s Salt print 25.4 x 33.6 cm, mounted Numbered "266" in the negative. Titled in pencil on mount.

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
"Parc de Courances, nids de corbeaux", 1860s
Salt print
25.5 x 33.6 cm mounted on 53.5 x 71.0 cm paper
Numbered "266" in the negative. Titled in pencil on mount

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island, 1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

Exhibition
Reinventing Nature: Art in the Forest of Fontainebleau, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 18-May 19, 2013.

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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) "Achicourt, près Arras, Janvier, 1866", 1866 Albumen print 34.3 x 25.4 cm mounted on 70.8 x 54.9 cm paper Numbered 322 by the photographer in the negative

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
"Achicourt, près Arras, Janvier, 1866", 1866
Albumen print
34.3 x 25.4 cm mounted on 70.8 x 54.9 cm paper
Numbered "322" by the photographer in the negative

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island,1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

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Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Trees*, late 1850s Albumen print from a paper negative 26.2 x 20.1 cm mounted on 41.3 x 34.8 cm card Numbered "3" in the negative

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Trees, late 1850s
Albumen print from a paper negative
26.2 x 20.1 cm mounted on 41.3 x 34.8 cm card
Numbered "3" in the negative

 

Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Willows Along the Scarp River, near Arras*, late 1850s Salt print from a paper negative 20.0 x 26.0 cm mounted on 54.1 x 69.3 cm paper

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Willows Along the Scarp River, near Arras, late 1850s
Salt print from a paper negative
20.0 x 26.0 cm mounted on 54.1 x 69.3 cm paper

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island,1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

Literature
Ulrike Gauss, Eugène Cuvelier (Stuttgart, Cantz Verlag, 1996), p. 149

Eugène Cuvelier grew up in the artistic milieu of Arras. Guided by his father, a skilled photographer, and friends with Corot, he studied painting with Constant Dutilleux, who took him on plein-air-painting journeys to Barbizon and Fountainebleau Forest. During this time, he transitioned to photography of the landscape and became a master, modulating light and atmosphere with admirable delicacy. In this view,  Cuvelier delights in the gentle bend in the river on a windless day precisely reflecting the pollarded trees and sky, punctuated by three distant farmhouses. By this time, professional photographers had begun using the more modern glass negatives, but Cuvelier clearly preferred the pictorial texture of salt prints from paper negative, as evidenced by this quiet little masterpiece.

Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) Pathway in the Forest of Fontainebleau*, October 1862 Salt print from a paper negative 19.8 x 25.8 cm, ruled in pencil, mounted on 39.5 x 52.2 cm paper Numbered "N. 168" and dated "8br 62" in pencil on mount

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
Pathway in the Forest of Fontainebleau, October 1862
Salt print from a paper negative
19.8 x 25.8 cm, ruled in pencil, mounted on 39.5 x 52.2 cm paper
Numbered "N. 168" and dated "8br 62" in pencil on mount

Provenance
Harry Lunn; Jay McDonald

Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) "Parc de Courances, nids de corbeaux", 1860s Salt print 25.4 x 33.6 cm, mounted Numbered "266" in the negative. Titled in pencil on mount.

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
"Parc de Courances, nids de corbeaux", 1860s
Salt print
25.5 x 33.6 cm mounted on 53.5 x 71.0 cm paper
Numbered "266" in the negative. Titled in pencil on mount

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island, 1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

Exhibition
Reinventing Nature: Art in the Forest of Fontainebleau, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 18-May 19, 2013.

Eugène CUVELIER (French, 1837-1900) "Achicourt, près Arras, Janvier, 1866", 1866 Albumen print 34.3 x 25.4 cm mounted on 70.8 x 54.9 cm paper Numbered 322 by the photographer in the negative

Eugène Cuvelier (French, 1837-1900)
"Achicourt, près Arras, Janvier, 1866", 1866
Albumen print
34.3 x 25.4 cm mounted on 70.8 x 54.9 cm paper
Numbered "322" by the photographer in the negative

Provenance
John Chandler Bancroft, Rhode Island; Gustave J. S. White Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island,1989; A New England antiques dealer; Private collector, 1989

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