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Albumen photo of a gargoyle Notre Dame Paris c.1880

Albumen photo of a gargoyle Notre Dame Paris c.1880

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Photographs: Places: Pre 1900: Item # 1422101

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An albumen photograph of a gargoyle located high on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Unknown photographer. Written in the negative in the lower right, “1003, Paris Notre Dame.” The gargoyle emerges from the waist up with a human torso, a dragons ridge on the back of the elongated neck, pointed ears, deep sunk eyes and a slit for a nostril in a rounded snout. 10 ½ x 8 inches (27 x 20 cm) mounted with transparent corners in a 16 x 20 inch (40.5 x 51 cm) mat. The photograph is stuck to a slightly larger piece of tan paper that looks as if at one time it was part of a thicker album page.

Condition: Very good clean surface and edges. Though it looks a little faded, the darks are dark. Good clear printing.

A similar photograph is in the collection at the Getty.