Bourne, Samuel.  30 October 1834 - 24 April 1912

Mare aux Fees


albumen print from collodion on glass negative , on original card mount

120 x 170mm

This scene is a 'print' by Famin of the central portion of a larger negative.  A print of the same cropped image was deposited in the Bibliotheque Nationale in 1863.  The Grande Mare (so called until 1809) was a favourite haunt of writers, painters and photographers.

Challe, Daniel & Marbot, Bernard: Les photographes de Barbizon, Bibliotheque National, 1991 pp 32, illus