Charles Nègre, a history painter by training, was a pioneering 19th-century French photographer. In 1859 he received government support to produce a series of fifty images of statuary in Paris's Tuileries Gardens. Although the project was never completed, Nègre did create a group of large-format glass negatives. This photograph represents one of a small number of unique prints from those negatives. The Tiber, a late 17th-century stone sculpture of the river god Tiber, is one of the garden's four water sculptures depicting water deities.

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  • Title: The Tiber, Tuileries Garden, Paris
  • Creator: Charles Nègre (French, 1820-1880)
  • Date Created: 1859
  • Physical Dimensions: Image: 36.5 x 44.6 cm (14 3/8 x 17 9/16 in.); Matted: 55.9 x 66 cm (22 x 26 in.)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1994.201
  • Medium: albumen print from wet collodion negative
  • Inscriptions: Written in pencil on verso: " 4/21/81 LM FH80.655"
  • Department: Photography
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
  • Collection: Photography
  • Accession Number: 1994.201

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