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Potteau (Jacques-Philippe) Collection anthropologique
2017.R.20  
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1865
    Number: 2017.R.20
    Creator/Collector: Potteau, Jacques-Philippe, 1807-1876
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The collection comprises a group of 33 portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris. The sitters include soldiers from the Tirailleurs algériens; members of diplomatic staff from French Cochinchina and Annam to Paris; Bohemians; and Swedes. Present are 12 pairs of frontal and profile portraits of individuals; two full-length seated portraits; a full-length standing portrait; and three frontal and two profile unmatched portraits.
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    Language: Collection material is in French

    Biographical / Historical

    Jacques-Philippe Potteau was a member of the anthropology department of the Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Paris. Between 1860 and 1869 he made a series of ethnographic portraits for the museum under the collective title Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris. In 1862 Potteau succeeded Louis Rousseau as the departmental photographer. Potteau showed his work at the London Photography Exhibit in 1862 and 1863, and the 1863 Paris International Photography Exhibit.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris, 1862-1865, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2017.R.20.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2017r20

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired in 2017.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Beth Ann Guynn and Linda Kleiger in 2017. The finding aid written by Guynn in 2018.

    Digitized Material

    Digitized by the repository in 2018. The images are available online:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2017r20

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises a group of 33 mounted albumen portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's series Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris, that he produced for the Muséum d'histoire naturelle. The sitters include soldiers from the Tirailleurs algériens; members of diplomatic staff from French Cochinchina and Annam to Paris; Bohemians; and Swedes. Present are 12 pairs of frontal and profile portraits of individuals; two full-length seated portraits (Second Ambassador Pham Ph́u Thú and Secretary Nguyên vân Chât, both in formal court attire); a full-length portrait of Second Ambassador Phan-plu-Thú with his long hair cascading down the front of his coat and holding a comb in his hand; and three frontal and two profile unmatched portraits. All of the mounts bear annotations or labels describing the sitters that include their name; age; birthplace; rank; some measurements; and the date the photograph was taken.
    Fourteen mounts have ink captions written beneath their images. An additional fourteen mounts have printed Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris labels adhered to the upper left corners of their versos. Five mounts have pencil annotations in the upper left corners of their versos.

    Arrangement

    Series I: Portraits from Jacques-Philippe Potteau's Collection anthropologique du Muséum de Paris, 1862-1865;

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
    France. Armée. Armée d'Afrique

    Subjects - Topics

    Algerians -- Portraits
    Czechs -- Portraits
    Diplomats -- Vietnam -- Portraits
    Sharpshooters
    Swedes -- Portraits
    Vietnamese -- Portraits

    Subjects - Places

    Ambassadors -- Vietnam -- Portraits

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints -- France -- 19th century
    Studio portraits -- France -- 19th century
    Photographs, Original

    Contributors

    Potteau, Jacques-Philippe, 1807-1876