Etude de Femme (Buste) Demachy, Robert  (French, 1859-1936)

The Photo-Club de Paris was created by members who seceded from the Société de Francaise de Photographie and it included influential photographers including Robert Demachy and Constant Puyo. In 1894 they hosted one of the most lavish and international of the artistic photographic salons of the late nineteenth century. Precedents to this had been set by the 1888 Vienna salon, followed by the Vienna salons of 1891 and 1892 and the first London (Linked Ring) salon held in 1893. Each of these broke away from the older established photographic societies that were inclusive but frequently interested in technical rather than artistic achievement. This print is from the catalog to the first exhibition, the “Première Exposition d‘Art Photographique”, 1894 and an outstanding example of early pictorial photogravure. 56 leaves of photogravure plates. ( OCLC locates 2 copies.

Dayot, Armand. Première Exposition D’art Photographique: Paris 1894, Photo-Club De Paris. Paris, 1894.

Reproduced / Exhibited

De Andere Fotografie. De Geschiedenis van de Fotomechanische Reproduktie in de Negentiende Eeuw, Tentoonstelling in het Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, 1989 pl. 107 chk. 107

De Niépce à StieglitZ la photographie en taille-douce : [exposition], 19 novembre 1982-20 février 1983, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne 1982

Muse Orsay Accession number PHO 1991 14 44


Foster, Sheila J, Manfred Heiting, and Rachel Stuhlman. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Göttingen: Steidl, 2007

De Andere Fotografie de Geschiedenis van de Fotomechanische Reproductie in de Negentiende Eeuw: tentoonstelling in het Zeeuws Museum Middelburg 1989 (The Other Photography the History of Photomechanical Reproduction in the Nineteenth Century: Exhibition in the Zeeuws Museum Middelburg 1989)