Alexandre BERTRAND (1822-1889), attributed... - Lot 35 - Marie-Saint Germain

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Alexandre BERTRAND (1822-1889), attributed... - Lot 35 - Marie-Saint Germain
Alexandre BERTRAND (1822-1889), attributed to. The Reader, 1853-1854. Stereoscopic daguerreotype finely enhanced in color, produced on 1/3 or 2/6 plate, under its original glass, 8.6 x 16.8 cm. This is Pauline Sophie Lacroix (1839-1914). First arrested in 1857 for posing for François Lepage, she spent a month in Saint-Lazare prison. She was one of the most photographed nude models of the 1850s-60s. She is often seen smiling in her photographs. Provenance: Serge Nazarieff Collection, Geneva. Bibliography: Serge Nazarieff. Early erotic photography, Taschen, 1993, reproduced on page 81 and described on page 84 with attribution to Louis Jules Duboscq-Soleil. François Boisjoly, Répertoire des photographes parisiens du xixe siècle, 2009. Denis Pellerin, The "Dirty-footed venuses", the catalog, 2023, page 31. Denis Pellerin, The "Dirty-footed venuses" and their photographs, 2023, page 11. Denis Pellerin, Le Nu stéréoscopique, les modèles et leur histoire, BEA + Polyverlags AG, 2020, pages 80-102.
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