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Creator Name: Du Camp, Maxime
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1822 - 1894
Biography: Maxime Du Camp French, 1822-1894Maxime Du Camp's only known photographic work is a series of calotypes of the Middle East taken in 1849-50 in the company of Gustave Flaubert. Born in Paris, Du Camp was a traveler and soldier, as well as a writer, artist,and editor. His adventurousness and outspoken opinions were thought to be representative of the progressive modernists who made up the younger generation of his day. Du Camp's voyage to the Middle East resulted in 220 calotype negatives, 125 of which werepublished by Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard in the illustrated Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie (1852). He also published a prose volume, Souvenirs et paysages de l'Orient (1848). Du Camp had been dissatisfied with his artistic ability to record information during his previous travels, and in early 1849 he learned the waxed paper photographic process from Gustave Le Gray, perfecting it for his own use while in Egypt. Alexis de Lagrange assisted Du Camp by instructing him in Blanquart-Évrard's recent improvements. A decorated French counterrevolutionary in 1848, he joined Giuseppe Garibaldi in Italy in 1860. In later years he continued to travel, edit, and write, his views having become more conventional and conservative. In 1880 Du Camp was elected a member of the Académie française; he died 14 years later in the fashionable resort of Baden-Baden. T.W.F.
Creator Birth Place: Paris, France
Creator Death Place: Baden-Baden, Germany
Creator Name-CRT: Maxime Du Camp
Title: Ibsamboul, partie méridionale du spéos d'Hathor
Title Type: Foreign
Title: Southern Portion of the Rock-cut Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1850
Creation Date: 1850
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photography
Materials and Techniques: salted paper print from calotype negative, Blanquart-Évrard process
Dimensions: Sheet: 29.5cm x 37.5cm, Image: 16.5cm x 21.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1989.53
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
AMICA ID: CMA_.1989.53
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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