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Creator Name: Vallou de Villeneuve, Julien
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1795 - 1866
Biography: Julien Vallou de Villeneuve French, 1795-1866A painter who exhibited at the Paris Salons from 1814-40, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (born in Boissy-Saint-Léger) was later known as a lithographer. He became interested in photography in 1842, shortly after the new medium's invention, as an aid to his graphic work. His subjects included fashion, costume, and daily life, as well as light erotica, sometimes published in conjunction with other artists. By 1850 Vallou de Villeneuve had begun to practice photography in his studio, primarily female nudes and portraits of actors. In 1853-54 he published a series of nude studies, Études d'après nature, which were sold as artists models and to the general public. Several were used for well-known works by Gustave Courbet. Vallou de Villeneuve's works are admired for their emotional restraint, as well as for their masterful orchestration of form. A member of the Société héliographique in 1851, he helped found the Société française de photographie in 1854. T.W.F.
Creator Birth Place: Boissy-Saint-Léger, France
Creator Death Place: Paris, France
Creator Name-CRT: Julien Vallou de Villeneuve
Title: Mr. Leroux in the Role of d'Acoste in Le Misanthrope
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1853
Creation End Date: 1857
Creation Date: mid-1850s
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photography
Materials and Techniques: albumen print from wax paper negative
Dimensions: Image: 14.4cm x 12.1cm
Inscriptions: Written in negative: "J. V. de Villeneuve"; in black ink on recto of mount: "Mr. Leroux (le misanthrope)"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.42
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.42
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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