[Orangery of Palais Eynard, Geneva]

Jean-Gabriel Eynardabout 1850

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Adjoining the modest garden behind Jean-Gabriel Eynard's mansion in Geneva was a public botanical garden that included rose beds, a vineyard, and an elaborate greenhouse that housed tender plants like orange trees. In summer, the plants were lined up in precise rows in front of the greenhouse. Eynard himself sits on a bench at the left, barely visible as he reads a book. Also nearly hidden, a gardener in a smock stands at the right with his garden shears pointed down, ready for work.

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  • Title: [Orangery of Palais Eynard, Geneva]
  • Creator: Jean-Gabriel Eynard
  • Date: about 1850
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Daguerreotype
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Cased object
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XT.255.60
  • Inscription: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed on backing, at lower left, in pencil: "N. verre le 15.11.71".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: Swiss
  • Classification: Photographs


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