30.11.2017 PWT 48-2017 OLYMPE FACETIOUS COUNT AGUADO

« Descended from a noble Spanish banking family, Count Olympio-Clémente Aguado de las Marismas began to photograph about 1849. As one of the early practitioners who « welcome[d] the new art and who devoted to it not a little energy and money, but their fortunes and their lifetimes, » Aguado made both daguerreotypes and calotypes and may even have exhibited his paper negatives. Eventually turning to collodion-on-glass negatives, he made enlargements by projection, which was highly unusual in the 1850s. As a testament to his technical skills, Aguado once successfully printed 20,000 francs in counterfeit money for a friend’s single night of high living. In addition to making nature studies and landscapes, he also indulged in theatrical tableaux vivants involving friends and family.” (Getty Museum)

Weekly drawing by Theophile Bouchet : Le Comte Facétieux

José de San Martin was Olympe Aguado’s mentor.

 

PWT 48-2017 Aguado

21.11.2010 Liste des membres de la Société Héliographique

Liste des Membres de la Société Héliographique, première société photographique (1851).

Olympe Aguado,
J.-J. Arnoux,
Aussandon,
Édouard Baldus,
Barre,
Hippolyte Bayard,
Edmond Becquerel,
André Belloc,
Louis Auguste Bisson,
Brooke-Gréville,
Buron,
Champfleury,
Charles Chevalier,
Dr. Clavel,
Victor Cousin,
César Daly,
De Witt,
Eugène Delacroix,
Étienne-Jean Delécluze,
Benjamin Delessert,
Émile Desmaisons,
Maxime Du Camp,
Eugène Durieu,
Alphonse Fortier,
Edmond Fruit,
Marc-Antoine Gaudin,
Louis Gros,
Haussonville,
Horeau,
Léon de Laborde,
Ernest Lacan,
Gustave Le Gray,
Henri Le Secq,
C.-L. Leblanc,
Auguste Leisse,
François Lemaître,
Lépaulle,
Noël (Paymal) Lerebours,
Honoré d’Albert de Luynes,
Frédéric Martens,
Louis-Auguste Martin,
Meissonnier,
Mercier,
Mestral,
Benito Monfort,
Montesquiou,
Montléart,
Charles Nègre,
Abel Niépce de Saint-Victor,
Emmanuel Peccarère,
Eugène Piot,
Adolphe du Ponceau,
Louis Puech,
D. Puille,
Victor Regnault,
François Auguste Renard,
Auguste Ribot,
Jean-Baptiste Sabatier-Blot,
Schlumberger,
Secrétan,
Vaillat,
Edmond de Valicourt,
Julien Vallou de Villeneuve,
Joseph Vigier,
Villis,
Francis Wey,
Jules Ziegler