Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, Étude de plantes, 1841, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Estampes et de la photographie© Photo Bnf
Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, Étude de plantes, 1841, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Estampes et de la photographie© Photo Bnf 

Girault de Prangey photographer (1804-1892)

15/12/2020 - 11/07/2021

Musée d'Orsay 
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur 
 
75007 Paris

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For about twenty years, the Langrois Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892) has established himself among the major figures of the beginnings of French photography. Painter and draftsman, archaeologist and architectural historian, learned lover of rare plants and birds, he was indeed a pioneer of the daguerreotype, a technique that he mastered perfectly from 1841 and by means of which he delivered a work of art. 'unparalleled quality and breadth if not perhaps the more recently discovered work around the English Ruskin.