Notre Dame de Paris Unidentified

Bernard produced plates by photogravure as early as 1859. This very rare photogravure of Notre Dame is without the spire that was added starting in 1859. The stereo-positive for this image was made likely made by Ferrier in 1852/53. Bernard may have been a professional lithographer as well. Bernard produced few prints, those currently known are portraits of Madame Marie Sasse, artiste à l’Opéra, Gustave Dore and Mademoiselle Moreau, artiste du Théâtre Lyrique as well as this view of Notre Dame. The Getty has the only other known example of this print.

(Recto) lower center, imprinted below image: "J. Bernard, 77, rue de Rivoli/ NOTRE DAME DE PARIS"; lower center, blindstamp Paris E Luce Improbum Opus

See MFA Boston accession number 2018.493 for similar test by Talbot.

Reproduced / Exhibited

Getty object Number: 84.XP.779.19. (prov. Sam Wagstaff)