|A topographical carte-de-visite showing a view at Grenoble, a town in south-eastern France at the foot of the Alps, where the Drac joins the Isère river. The arrangement of the two simple chairs on the riverbank shows a beautiful sense of composition.
Photographed by A. Michaud of Bourg d’Oisans (Isère), identified by his backplate on the reverse of the mount, according to which he was also a pharmacist. Voignier’s Répertoire des photographes de France au dix-neuvième siècle lists Alfred Michaud in Bourg d’Oisans during the 1860s, later moving to Grenoble in the 1870s.
An inked inscription verso in a period hand identifies the location.
condition: Apart from a couple of small black flecks in the area of the sky, the print is in excellent condition, as is the mount.
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