Exhibitions/ Art Object

An Opium Smoker in Saigon. Photograph Taken at the Prison of Saigon 48 Hours before the Man's Death.

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
probably 1860s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 15.5 x 9.7 cm (6 1/8 x 3 13/16 in.) Mat: 26.5 x 33.5 cm (10 7/16 x 13 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.325
Not on view
Inscription: [No inscriptions or annotations on print verso]; inscribed in black ink on mat, recto BC below image: "[illegible] Un fumeur d’opium à Saigon. // Photographie faite à la prison du Saigon // 48 heures avant la mort de l’homme."; dealer's inventory number in pencil on mat, reco BRC: "w1950[checkmark]"
[...]; [private dealer, London]; [Charles Isaacs Photographs Inc., New York]

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