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ID: 500005595
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500005595

 
Record Type: Person
Silvy, Camille (French photographer, 1834-1910, active in London)

Note: Silvy credited his interest in art and photography to the influence of a childhood drawing teacher. He studied law and had become a diplomat, but turned to photography after a visit to Algeria, having popular success photographing the countryside outside of Paris. His work is characterized by a distinctive technique, derived from the then relatively new combination of wet collodion on glass negative with albumen-coated printing paper. The printing paper was placed in a bath of gold chloride for greater richness of tone and permanence. In 1859 Silvy established himself in a studio in London, where he remained until 1869. His large studio was in the fashionable Hyde Park area, and was filled with tapestries and statues that served as backdrops for carte-de-visite portraits. When the popularity of the carte-de-visite waned, Silvy sold his London studio and returned to France, in ill health due to poisoning from photography chemicals. He died at age seventy-five.

Names:
Silvy, Camille (preferred,V,index)
Camille Silvy (V,display)
Camille-Léon-Louis Silvy (V)
Silvy, Camille-Léon-Louis (V,LC)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Nogent-le-Rotrou (Centre region, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Saint-Maurice (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
owner of ....  Caldesi & Montecchi  from 1859
..............  (English photography studio, active in the 1850s) [500033422]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Silvy, Camille (I)

Biographies:
(French photographer, 1834-1910, active in London) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French photographer, act.1850-1869) ..... [BHA]
(French, b. 1835) ..... [JPGM]
(French photographer, 1834-1910) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1834-1910) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Camille-Léon-Louis Silvy ........ [VP]
....................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Camille Silvy ........ [VP]
............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Silvy, Camille ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred]
..............................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
Silvy, Camille-Léon-Louis ........ [GRL Preferred, VP]
......................................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
......................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 91119848

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Clark Art Institute, Photos and Slides Department (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n91119848
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n91119848
....................  Matthews, Early Photographs (1973)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) Accessed 08/07/2002.
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) Accessed 08/07/2002.
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