Item 1793 - Six photographs of sixteenth to eighteenth century buildings in Spanish cities, mounted on one sheet

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GB 249 T-GED/22/1/1793


Six photographs of sixteenth to eighteenth century buildings in Spanish cities, mounted on one sheet


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6 photographs mounted on 1 sheet: black and white, sepia; various sizes on 104.2 x 62.1 cm backing

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Jean Laurent was one of the most recognized figures in the history of Spanish photography. In his late twenties he moved from his native France to Madrid, where he lived and worked for forty three years. In the early 1860s Laurent launched his encyclopedic photographic survey of Spanish and Portuguese architecture.

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'Renaissance, Greco-Roman, Rococo and Neo-Classic monuments in Spanish cities, from the 16th to the 18th century.'

  • 'Toledo. - 7. - El [H]os[pi]tal de Sant[ ] Cruz ó colegio de infanteria.' (1); 'J. Laurent y Cia Madrid'; 22.7 x 17.1 cm
  • 'Segovia. - 38. - Patio de la casa del Marqués del Arco.' (6); anon.; sepia; 29.5 x 23.4 cm
  • 'Salamanca. - 1876. - Patio del Colegio de los lrlandeses.' (4); 'J. Laurent y Cia Madrid'; 23.4 x 17.3 cm
  • 'Salamanca. - 363. - Fachada de la Universidad.' (2); 'J. Laurent y Cia Madrid'; 17.6 x 23.5 cm
  • 'Avila. - 16. - Patio del Palacio de Polentinos (Choy Academia)' (5); anon.; sepia; 29.3 x 23.2 cm
  • 'Salamanca. The house of Death' (3); title from key; anon.; 17.5 x 23.5 cm

J[ ] Laurent; anon.

Key (manuscript in ink on paper, 23.5 x 9.8 cm) pasted in lower left corner of backing [number of key in ( ) after title].

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  • Spanish

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