Notre-Dame, Eglise Metropolitaine Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie  (French, 1768-1812)

Steel engravings for which daguerreotypes were used as references similar to, but much later than, Excursions Daguerriennes..

The engraver Jean Baptiste Marie Chamouin, born in Paris in 1768, was noted for his views of Paris. The fore­ground of those in this album have been embellished with figures, many depicted in violent motion, thus correcting one of the deficiencies of the daguerreotype. Eastman House also owns 7 other copies, plus three tracings on a gelatin-like substance, apparently made directly from daguerreotypes.