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An Arrangement of Tobacco Leaves and Grass

Charles Aubryabout 1864

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

After working as a designer of patterns for carpets, fabrics, and wallpapers, Aubry formed a company to manufacture plaster casts and make photographs of plants and flowers. His detailed prints of natural forms were intended to replace the lithographs traditionally used by students of industrial design. This close-up of a delicate arrangement of leaves and grasses on a lace-covered background appears as if a slight movement of air could disturb it.

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  • Title: An Arrangement of Tobacco Leaves and Grass
  • Date Created: about 1864
  • Location: Not on display
  • Physical Dimensions: w37.3 x h47 cm
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=38978
  • Medium: Albumen silver
  • photographer: Charles Aubry (French, 1811 - 1877)
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Flowers


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