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Pierrot Laughing, Nadar Collection 1850-1910

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Pierrot Laughing, Nadar Collection 1850-1910

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Public domain photograph of Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, 19th-century France, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Adrien Tournachon, also known as Nadar, was a French photographer, born in 1820 in Paris, France. He was a pioneer of portrait photography and was known for his portraits of famous artists, politicians, and other notable figures of the time. He is considered one of the most important portrait photographers of the 19th century.

He was a successful writer and journalist, and he wrote extensively about photography, art, and other topics. He was a passionate advocate for the rights of photographers, and he was one of the founding members of the Société française de photographie (French Photographic Society) He died in 1910.

Gaspard Felix Tournachon, also known as Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist and balloonist. He was born in Paris on 6 April 1820 and died in Paris on 21 March 1910. Nadar was one of the pioneers of photography in France and is best known for his portraits of famous people, including Victor Hugo, George Sand and Charles Baudelaire. He was also the first person to take aerial photographs from a balloon. Nadar's work had a major influence on the development of photography as an art form.

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1855
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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