Motif for the poster of the exposition d’ Art Photographique (photographic art exhibition) of the Photo-club de Paris, 1896. Before the type.
For the third annual Salon hosted in 1896 by the Photo-Club de Paris, a deluxe exhibition catalogue was published featuring four hand-pulled photogravures. Issued in French wraps, it featured as cover art a maiden holding out a sunflower bloom standing next to a grouping of sunflower plants by French artist Edme Couty as a multiple-color lithograph. Printed on laid paper, the majority of the 76 page catalogue is devoted to an international, alphabetical listing of 223 individual photographers whose work- 635 frames in all- was accepted and hung in the Salon by an 11-member jury.
Held at the Galerie des Champs-Élysées in Paris from May 12-31, 1896, the Salon catalogue includes a three-page overview of the exhibition signed by Robert Demachy and separate pages for rules of admission; (Règlement) jury members; (Jury d’Admission) and an abbreviation (Abréviations) page outlining 19 separate print processes used by the accepted entrants. (albumen, bromide, platinum, gum bichromate, etc.) photoseed
Musée Carnavalet Histoire de Paris Inventory number : G.36204