Tableau Synoptique (Fig. 1)

Adrien Tournachonnegative about 1856; print 1876

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Composite of sixteen different images of people demonstrating different expressions, some with electrodes held to their faces. Some images have been edited to obscure half of the sitter's face. Each image is numbered in the negative in the upper right corner.


  • Title: Tableau Synoptique (Fig. 1)
  • Creator: Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne, Adrien Alban Tournachon
  • Date Created: negative about 1856; print 1876
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 13.2 × 10.9 cm (5 3/16 × 4 5/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.874.5.2.2
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne (French, 1806 - 1875) and Adrien Alban Tournachon (French, 1825 - 1903)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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