[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]
  • Creator: Charles Aubry
  • Date: about 1864
  • Physical Dimensions: 47 x 37.3 cm (18 1/2 x 14 11/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XP.394
  • Markings: Markings: Wet stamp on recto mount: "Ch. Aubry Photographie/[monogram]/8 rue de la Reine Blanche". Blindstamp on recto mount: "Medaille d'Or/ a Ch. Aubry/1864."
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs


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