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Pierre Petit (1832-1909)

Artist associated with 18 portraits
Born in Aups in 1832, Petit was a prolific photographer of portraits as well as other subjects whose work was widely acclaimed during his lifetime. He regularly exhibited in France throughout the 1850s, '60s and '70s, and was dedicated to experimentation with photographic processes and to publishing his findings. Petit's straightforward approach to depicting his sitters attracted the attention of numerous patrons, including Napoleon III. In the early 1870s he was commissioned to photograph various stages of the construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York. He died in Paris in 1909. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 20 of his photographs.

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x47395

Gustave Doré

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x47395

x45338

Gustave Doré

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45338

Ax17888

Jules François Simon

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17888

Ax17894

Victor Marie Hugo

by Pierre Petit, after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17894

x129556

Henry Edward Manning

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x129556

x127214

Philip Hermogenes Calderon

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x127214

x132398

Henry Edward Manning

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x132398

x28189

Léon Gambetta

by Pierre Petit
woodburytype on card mount, 1870s
NPG x28189

Ax17878

Charles François Gounod

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG Ax17878

Ax9925

Henry Edward Manning

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax9925

x19951

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG x19951

Ax7612

Marie Edme Patrice Maurice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta

by Pierre Petit
woodburytype on card mount, 1870s
NPG Ax7612

Ax9921

Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

by Pierre Petit
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax9921

x28188

Léon Gambetta

by Pierre Petit
woodburytype
NPG x28188

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