Signed in ink on recto of mount below image. Jeanrenaud's prints are not often signed.
Alphonse François Jeanrenaud was born in France sometime before 1835.
Jeanrenaud became a French naval officer and later learned photography. He was based primarily in Paris but did go to the Netherlands in 1858.
He joined the Societe Francaise de Photographie in 1855 and became a board member in 1865. He was considered an excellent landscape photographer and exhibited at the S.F.P's annual salons from 1857-1870. His work included views of Normandy, Switzerland, Fontainebleau, etc.
Jeanreanaud was apparently very interested in the carbon process, although he also worked in albumen and salt prints. His negatives were primarily glass wet plate collodion. He died in Paris in November 1895.
Jeanrenaud's work is in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Snite Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Societe Francaise de Photographie. He is included in both the George Eastman House and the Auer & Auer databases. He is also featured in Heilbrun & Neagu, Musee D'Orsay: Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Collection Photographique (1986).
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Medium Salt print from wet plate negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1850s Print Date 1850s
Dimensions 8-7/8 x 5-5/8 in. (225 x 143 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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