Adolphe Braun (June 13, 1812 - December 31 1877) was a French photographer, best known for his floral still lifes, landscapes and alpine scenes Parisian street. One of the most influential French photographers of the nineteenth century, contemporary innovations used in photographic reproduction to market their photographs worldwide. In his later years, he used photographic techniques to reproduce famous works of art, which helped advance the field of history of art. Braun was born in Besançon in 1812, the eldest son of Samuel Braun, a police officer, and Antoinette Regard. When I was about 10, his family moved to Mulhouse, a center of textile manufacturing in the Alsace region along the Franco-German border. He showed promise as a draftsman, and was sent to Paris in 1828 to study the decorative design. After several design companies unsuccessfully in the 1830s, he published a successful collection of floral designs in 1842. In 1843, Braun sold his Paris studio and moved to Mulhouse, where he became chief designer at the studio Dollfus-Ausset, for textiles. In 1847, he opened his own studio in Dornach, a suburb of Mulhouse.
Today we bring you one of the latest additions to the collection of Foticos, a real jewel in the history of photography. We speak of a Camera French study of 1870 40x50cm format (id 9737.), Owned by the famous photographer Adolphe Braun . This camera plates to the collodion 150 years old, was manufactured by Guilles Frères in Paris, and mounts a wide-angle lens of English origin.
A Adolpe Braun (13 June 1812-31 December 1877) began in his youth as a draftsman, and was sent to Paris in 1828 to study design decorative . is one of the most famous and influential of the nineteenth century French photographers , especially known for its floral still lifes, scenes Parisian landscapes and street alpine precisely for this purpose. this chamber study is mounted on a large tripod that reaches up the camera to allow more than two and a half meters tall.
Braun made important contributions to photography, among others, some innovations in photographic reproduction to market their photographs worldwide in fact, his study. Mulhouse helped the pass photograph be a craft activity to a commercial enterprise scale , producing thousands of unique images that were played across Europe and North America. also, their photographic techniques helped to advance the field of history of art thanks to the reproduction of works famous art .
Braun's work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Getty in Los Angeles, the Museum d'Orsay in Paris, MOMA . Manhattan or the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among many others in the following pictures you can see camera from our collection in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar (France), where he was exposed on 17 February 14 May 2018 next to some of his works