Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872)
JUN.08.2023 ──────── SEP.03.2023
Barcelona. Plaza del Comercio, antes de Palacio, 4 de junio de 1872
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid
JUN.08.2023 ── SEP.03.2023
KBr Photography Center
Avenida Litoral, 30 – 08005 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 272 31 80 (Attention only during the opening hours of the exhibition hall)
Mondays (except holidays): Closed.
Tuesday to Sundays (and holidays): 11 am – 8 pm
December 25th, January 1st and 6th
Limited opening hours:
December 24th and 31th, January 5th: 11 am – 3 pm
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Tuesdays (except holidays)
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Buses: 59, 136, V21, V27, H16, 47, V23
Subway: Line 4 and Line 1
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It is now over one hundred and fifty years since the set of photographs Jules Ainaud took in Catalonia between 1871 and 1872, commissioned by the Laurent house, were exhibited for the first and only time to date at the Ateneo de Barcelona. Like the pictures of the Levante area marketed by that firm, this interesting set of images was long considered to be the work of Jean Laurent himself.
Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872) is the first public presentation that restores his legitimate authorship and highlights his contribution to the history of our photography.
The firm “J. Laurent & Cía.” for which Ainaud worked had been founded in Madrid in 1856 by the Frenchman Juan Laurent and represents the main example in Spain of the appearance and development, from the mid-19th century onwards, of companies aimed at satisfying the increasingly intense demand for photographic images, initially of private portraits, but soon also of reproductions of works of art, landscapes and views of cities and monuments.
This exhibition brings together around a hundred period prints on albumen paper from wet collodion glass negatives and is completed by fourteen stereoscopic views and thirteen reproductions of the glass plate negatives of these views, which allow the richness of the image details to be appreciated in comparison with the works on paper. All the prints were included in the catalogues that the Laurent company used to market them between 1872 and 1879.
Curator: Jep Martí
Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872)
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