History of Science Museum: Collection Database Search

Record Details 2

Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of a Printed Portrait of Heloise, by Charlet & Jacotin, Paris, 1860s

Inventory Number: 63555
Object Type:
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of a printed portrait of Heloise, head and shoulder, vignetted, in prayerful or penitent pose. Companion of 54244, the pair showing Heloise and Peter Abelard, the 12th-century couple whose love affair was legendary. One of a series of 'Portraits Historiques' issued by the Paris photographer Neurdein (52774, 68945, 94207) and by the related studio of Charlet & Jacotin (see also 54244, 80957). Charlet was in fact a pseudonym of J. C. A. Neurdein (1806-1867).
Primary Inscriptions: 'C.J' blind-stamp on image. Printed photographer's details on front and back of mount. Identifying inscription.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
104 60 mm


Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/63555