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Paris by Achille Quinet and Francis Frith, 1855-1865

MS. 23051 photogr. 18

Photographically-illustrated book containing fifty-six gold-toned albumen prints of monuments, buildings, and parks around Paris and its environs.


  • Creation: 1855-1865


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 18

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0166; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 159

Biographical / Historical

Achille Léon Quinet operated a photography studio in Paris, open from 1869 until 1979. He is known for landscapes, animals, and figure studies.

Francis Frith opened a photographic studio in Liverpool, known as Frith & Hayward, and was a founding member of the Liverpool Photographic Society. He established a business publishing landscape views from around the world as prints, portfolios, and photographically-illustrated books. Many of his published works were made by his network of travelling photographers, including Frank Mason Good, Frederick William Sutton, and Hugo Lewis Pearson. Frith also bought the negative stocks of established photographers such as Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford. At its peak, the company published a 670 page catalogue of stock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 29/03/1984, lot 58A

Physical Facet

Gold-toned albumen prints from wet collodion plate negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom