Fantastic hand-colored early photograph of Venice canal by a famous French photographer J. Kuhn. This beautiful and very atmospheric image shows a row of old apartment buildings with fantastic facades, a gondola in the foreground, and St. Marks Cathedral in the background.
This is the largest albumen print that I have ever seen and I was not able to find any other of similar size. This work comes nicely framed behind the glass and is ready to hang. Due to the presence of glass, my pictures of this work are not too good. It looks much better in real life.
The photograph is blind stamped in the lower right corner: J. Kuhn / 220. Rue de Rivoli / Paris.
Size framed: 31.25 x 26.5 inches Size of the image: 20.25 x 15.25 inches
J. Kuhn was active in Paris from 1885. He used the dry plate-process. His company was named "Compagnie Photographique"and was situated at the fashionable Rue de Rivoli 170-174-220, Paris. He was photographer of the Duke d' Orléans in 1890. He published photographic books, pictures of various countries and celebrities. He was mentioned in the trade almanac Didot-Bottin in 1891.
International shipping is available, but without the frame.