Photograph album of Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel, 1870

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photograph album of Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel
Date (inclusive): 1870
Collection number: 94/114
Physical Description: 1 album (23 photographic prints) : albumen, 39 x 31 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on gilt-edged leaves of heavy white or blue paper, with leaf numbers (1-12, and 14-22) stamped on verso in upper left-hand corner; printed or ms. captions above or below photographs.

Bound in dark green pebble-grain cloth boards; gold-stamped cover title "Photographies" within blind-stamped frame decorated with gilt corner-pieces; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth-covered clamshell box; box spine label with title "Paris."
Abstract: Photograph album, probably produced between 1875 and 1890, containing views of the Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Anonymous gift.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photograph album of Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel (Collection Number 94/114). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 

Scope and Content

Photograph album, probably produced between 1875 and 1890, containing views of the Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel. The first eight leaves contain photographs by Michelez (6), photographer specializing in art reproductions, and Jarrot (2) of paintings of scenes in the Bois de Boulogne, dated 1863 and 1864, by Pierre Justin Ouvrié, including "Porte des Princes, Boulevart d'Auteuil;" "Villa Rossini, près la Grille de Passy;" "Grande Allée des Accacias, près de l'Ile des Cedres;" "Vue du Mont Valérien prise de la Plaine de Longchamps;" "Le lac supérieur, vue prise entre les deux lacs;" "Le pont près du Chalet des Iles, vue prise du Chemin de Ceinture;" "Croix Catelan;" and "Mare d'Auteuil." The château and town of Saint-Cloud, located 10 km. west of Paris, are the subject of the next nine photographs. The photo entitled "Ruines de Saint-Cloud" shows the damage resulting from French counter-fire during the Franco-Prussian War in Oct. 1870; the damaged chateau was razed in 1891. There are also two photos documenting the destruction of homes and buildings in the town of Saint-Cloud from Prussian bombardment during the war. Achille Quinet's photos highlight two architectural features of the chateau and surrounding park: the entrance gate [?] and the Grande Cascade, an imposing fountain designed by Le Pautre in 1660-1665. Two photos by Gabriel Blaise show repairs being made to a smaller unidentified chateau, featuring turrets and mansard roof. Also included is a photograph of the abbey Mont-St.-Michel, with inkstamp of "Pelerinage du Mont-St.-Michel." The album concludes with a large photograph of an unidentified painting of Madonna and Child, and five smaller photos (21 x 12.2 cm) of statues of gods and goddesses, including Demeter, with sickle and stalks of wheat, and Hermes, with caduceus.
Possible production dates suggested by dates of destruction and razing of Château de Saint-Cloud, and photographers dates.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Château de Saint-Cloud (Saint-Cloud, France) --Photographs.
Mont-Saint-Michel (Abbey : France) --Photographs.
Castles --France --Photographs.
Parks --France --Photographs.
Statues --France --Saint-Cloud --Photographs.
Fountains --France --Saint-Cloud --Photographs.
Architecture, Domestic --France --Photographs.
Hermes (Greek deity) --Statues --Photographs.
Demeter (Greek deity) --Statues --Photographs.
Paris (France) --Photographs.
Bois de Boulogne (Paris, France) --Photographs.
Saint-Cloud (France) --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen photographs --France --1870.
Photographic prints --France --1870.
Photograph albums --France --1870.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Ouvrié, Pierre Justin, 1806-1879.
Michelez, C. (Charles), 1817-ca. 1883, photographer.
Quinet, Achille, 1831-1900, photographer.
Blaise, Gabriel, 1827-1897, photographer.
Jarrot, A., 19th cent., photographer.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.