Scope and Content
Title: Photograph album of Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel
Date (inclusive): 1870
Collection number: 94/114
1 album (23 photographic prints) : albumen, 39 x 31 cm (album)
Photographs are mounted on gilt-edged leaves of heavy white or blue paper, with leaf numbers (1-12, and 14-22) stamped on
verso in upper left-hand corner; printed or ms. captions above or below photographs.
Bound in dark green pebble-grain cloth boards; gold-stamped cover title "Photographies" within blind-stamped frame decorated
with gilt corner-pieces; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth-covered clamshell box; box spine label with title "Paris."
Abstract: Photograph album, probably produced between 1875 and 1890, containing views of the Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud,
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Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
[Identification of item], Photograph album of Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud, and Mont-Saint-Michel (Collection
Number 94/114). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
Photograph album, probably produced between 1875 and 1890, containing views of the Bois de Boulogne, Château de Saint-Cloud,
and Mont-Saint-Michel. The first eight leaves contain photographs by Michelez (6), photographer specializing in art reproductions,
and Jarrot (2) of paintings of scenes in the Bois de Boulogne, dated 1863 and 1864, by Pierre Justin Ouvrié, including "Porte
des Princes, Boulevart d'Auteuil;" "Villa Rossini, près la Grille de Passy;" "Grande Allée des Accacias, près de l'Ile des
Cedres;" "Vue du Mont Valérien prise de la Plaine de Longchamps;" "Le lac supérieur, vue prise entre les deux lacs;" "Le pont
près du Chalet des Iles, vue prise du Chemin de Ceinture;" "Croix Catelan;" and "Mare d'Auteuil." The château and town of
Saint-Cloud, located 10 km. west of Paris, are the subject of the next nine photographs. The photo entitled "Ruines de Saint-Cloud"
shows the damage resulting from French counter-fire during the Franco-Prussian War in Oct. 1870; the damaged chateau was razed
in 1891. There are also two photos documenting the destruction of homes and buildings in the town of Saint-Cloud from Prussian
bombardment during the war. Achille Quinet's photos highlight two architectural features of the chateau and surrounding park:
the entrance gate [?] and the Grande Cascade, an imposing fountain designed by Le Pautre in 1660-1665. Two photos by Gabriel
Blaise show repairs being made to a smaller unidentified chateau, featuring turrets and mansard roof. Also included is a photograph
of the abbey Mont-St.-Michel, with inkstamp of "Pelerinage du Mont-St.-Michel." The album concludes with a large photograph
of an unidentified painting of Madonna and Child, and five smaller photos (21 x 12.2 cm) of statues of gods and goddesses,
including Demeter, with sickle and stalks of wheat, and Hermes, with caduceus.
Possible production dates suggested by dates of destruction and razing of Château de Saint-Cloud, and photographers dates.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Château de Saint-Cloud (Saint-Cloud, France) --Photographs.
Mont-Saint-Michel (Abbey : France) --Photographs.
Castles --France --Photographs.
Parks --France --Photographs.
Statues --France --Saint-Cloud --Photographs.
Fountains --France --Saint-Cloud --Photographs.
Architecture, Domestic --France --Photographs.
Hermes (Greek deity) --Statues --Photographs.
Demeter (Greek deity) --Statues --Photographs.
Paris (France) --Photographs.
Bois de Boulogne (Paris, France) --Photographs.
Saint-Cloud (France) --Photographs.
Genres and Forms of Material
Albumen photographs --France --1870.
Photographic prints --France --1870.
Photograph albums --France --1870.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Ouvrié, Pierre Justin, 1806-1879.
Michelez, C. (Charles), 1817-ca. 1883, photographer.
Quinet, Achille, 1831-1900, photographer.
Blaise, Gabriel, 1827-1897, photographer.
Jarrot, A., 19th cent., photographer.