Emile Frechon (1848-1921) - La fileuse, Biskra

Description
Emile Frechon (1848-1921) - La fileuse, Biskra
Silver print with selenium - Not signed

Circa 1900.
Superb original silver print (selenium salts) titled "the spinner", portrait of a young woman of the oasis of Biskra, Algeria.

Very expressive, framed under mat with crystal protection sheet, perfect blacks and contrast. Selenium oxide gives the work beautiful warm tones.
Label on the back with the references of the work.
Rarely on sale, gallery quality.
Mat included.

Exceptional sale of 50 photograph from a private collection, all protected under mat, all in exceptional condition and protected from light to avoid damage to the photographs.

Emile Fréchon trained as a journalist and was introduced to photography in the early 1880s. From 1887 on, he travelled regularly to Algeria. He often spent winters in Biskra, dividing his life between Boulogne sur Mer and Biskra, for six months of the year in each place. Emile Fréchon arrived in Biskra in 1897 and settled on rue Berthe in April 1904, and was referenced there until 1911.

Lot details
Artist
Emile Frechon (1848-1921)
Title of artwork
La fileuse, Biskra
Technique
Silver print with selenium
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Fine
Vintage print
Yes
Image size
26×20 cm
Total dimensions
0.5×30×40 cm
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