Plate 33 Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris, Sculpture Ornementale by Louis-Émile Durandelle
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Plate number printed as part of negative
Stamped with title and printer, au mount recto
Printed by Ducher et Cie, Editeurs
Plate 33 from the book "Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris, Sculpture Ornementale”
Printed circa 1875
Louis-Émile Durandelle (1839 - 1917) was one half of a photographic team with Hyacinthe César Delmaet from 1854 until 1862. After their partnership dissolved, Durandelle continued to photograph, specializing in photographs of architecture, particularly public buildings, in France throughout the 1860s. He photographed the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and the construction of the Théâtre de Monte Carlo. In 1870 and 1871 he photographed the Paris Commune, the insurrection against Napoleon III's government. In 1876 Durandelle published a portfolio, Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris: Sculpture ornementale, a ten-year documentation of the sculptural decoration in the Paris Opéra. From 1887 until 1889, he documented the erection of the Eiffel Tower.
Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum