Monday, August 25, 2008

London 1851

Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros (1793-1870)
London 1851: Bridge and boats on the River Thames (1851)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

Baron Louis Gros (1793-1870) was by profession a painter and a diplomat. He took this picture for the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace of 1851.

Early cameras such as the Daguerréotype led to a consideration of how to depict reality in visual images.