Hans P. Kraus Jr.’s selection
. Félix Teynard (French, 1817 – 1892)
This pair represents one image from Félix Teynard’s extensive 1851-1852 photographic record of Egypt’s monuments and landscape. Upon Teynard’s return to France these photographs were compiled into a book titled Égypte and Nubie. At Paris Photo we have the rare opportunity to view a Teynard print accompanied by its original paper negative.
. Louis-Emile Durandelle (French, 1839-1917)
The photographer Louis-Emile Durandelle is best known for his dramatic and graphically striking photographs showing the construction of the Paris Opéra and its sculptural elements. A Durandelle on view at Hans Kraus is an unusual glimpse of the Opéra’s architect, Charles Garrnier, posing in his studio during the time of the Opéra’s construction.
. Charles Nègre (French, 1820-1880)
Another rare positive/negative pair at our stand will be Charles Nègre’s “Notre Dame, Paris“. The cathedral is here seen as a unified work of art, thanks to the unobstructed view of the cathedral’s towers and portals captured by Nègre, something his contemporaries had been unable to achieve.
Hans P. Kraus Jr
Paris Photo 2013