PORTRAIT BY ÉTIENNE CARAJAT (1828-1906), photograph, carbon print, half-length, printed by Goupil & Cie, extremely fine, 10¾ x 8¾ in (27.3 x 22.2 cm).
This celebrated photograph is from Galerie Contemporaine. Baudelaire wrote to Carajat about this image: It is not perfect, because such perfection is impossible, but I have rarely seen anything as good. It was described as having 'become an outstanding icon' in Icons of Photography. The Nineteenth Century, edited by F. Langer, 2003.