[PROUST] BOYER, Paul (1861-1952)

Original photograph by Paul Boyer
Period albumin print (c. 1891). Carte-de-visite format

Very scarce original photograph of young Marcel Proust

EUR 11.000,-
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[PROUST] BOYER, Paul (1861-1952)

Original photograph by Paul Boyer (successor to Otto Van Bosch)
Period albumin print (c. 1891). Carte-de-visite format (90 x 58 mm) laminated on thick cardboard with the photographer’s name. Golden edges.
Some tiny spots, annotations on verso
Mante-Proust collection stamp on verso
Very good original condition

Famous portrait of young Marcel Proust by Paul Boyer, the only known period print

Like his portrait by Jacques-Émile Blanche painted at the same time, we find here the same thin mustache and delicate face of the writer.
Portraitist Paul Boyer took over Otto Van Bosch’s Paris studio in 1888. Located on Boulevard des Capucines and in Trouville, he worked until 1909.

This precious print was kept by the Proust family until 2016

Proust. Documents iconographiques – G. Cattaui, Pierre Cailler, 1956, n°35
Passion Proust – L’album d’une vie, J. Picon, Paris, Textuel, 1999, p. 46
Marcel Proust, l’Arche et la Colombe, M. Naturel, Michel Lafon, p. 59

Marcel Proust, BnF,1965, n° 103 (This print or the other pose, taken during the same photo-session)

-Famille Proust
-Then Suzy Mante-Proust (fille unique de Robert Proust), by descent
-Then Patricia Mante-Proust (petite fille de Suzy Mante-Proust), by descent
-Then Collection particulière