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Honfleur at the end of the 19th century, in photochrom

Taken between between 1890 and 1900, these photochrom images of Honfleur are at once familiar yet remote. We recognise buildings but can only envy the photographer who saw a steam ship dock by the Chenin Blanc hotel, or took a horse drawn carriage ride past la Lieutenance. Photochrom, a method of adding colour to black and…

Claude Monet by himself, part 1 – A rebellious youth

Self portrait with beret, by Claude Monet, 1886 By 1900, Claude Monet’s reputation was brilliant and his fame, immense. To celebrate a new exhibition of his work at the Durand-Ruel gallery, journalist Thiébault-Sisson asked the great man to tell the story of his life. Published on November 26, 1900 in Le Temps, the story gives…

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