Exhibitions/ Art Object

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

Unknown (French)
probably 1860s
Albumen silver print from glass negative
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.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
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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