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Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)

(1828-1906)

Artist associated with 13 portraits
A master of portraiture, Etienne Carjat is remembered for his simple and incisive portraits of literary and theatrical figures that appeared in the periodicals of the time. His ability to capture the personality of his subjects was equal to that of the best photographers of his day, bur Carjat has not enjoyed the ongoing reputation of his contemporaries. Carjat had been an actor, a journalist and a caricaturist before opening a photography studio in Paris in 1861. Although he achieved some recognition for his work, he was not successful financially and by 1876 had closed his studio. His portrait of the French author Charles Baudelaire is probably his most famous photograph.

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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax17177

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17177

Jules Michelet, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax17881

Jules Michelet

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17881

Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG x15499

Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen print on card mount, circa 1860
NPG x15499

Gioacchino Rossini, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG x12883

Gioacchino Rossini

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861-1862
NPG x12883

Gustave Courbet, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax17868

Gustave Courbet

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax17868

Léon Gambetta, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax18238

Léon Gambetta

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax18238

Gustave Courbet, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG x20594

Gustave Courbet

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x20594

Victor Marie Hugo, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat), published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17518

Victor Marie Hugo

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat), published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17518

Léon Gambetta, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax17900

Léon Gambetta

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1880s?
NPG Ax17900

Léon Gambetta, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG x132276

Léon Gambetta

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen cabinet card, early 1880s?
NPG x132276

Jean-Léon Gérôme, by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat) - NPG Ax17183

Jean-Léon Gérôme

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax17183

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Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x74526

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Victor Marie Hugo

by Carjat & Co (Etienne Carjat)
woodburytype, 1877 or before
NPG x12871

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