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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey

Other: Giraud de Prangey 
Other: Joseph Pholbert Girault de Parangey 
Dates:  1804 - 1892
Born:  France, Haute-Marne, Langres
Died:  France, Haute-Marne, Langres
Active:  France / Italy / Greece / Egypt / Turkey / Syria / Asia Minor / Palestine
In 1842 he set off on a tour of Italy, Greece and the Middle East taking between 800 and 900 daguerreotypes of ancient monuments.
Girault de Prangey (1804-1892): dessins, peintures, photographies, études historiques, (Langres: Musées de Langres/D. Guéniot, 1998) [Exhibition catalogue]

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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
Self-portrait of Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey 
1841 (probably)
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Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer. Go to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
• Perez, Nissan N. 1988 Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.) p.167-168 [Short biography on Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey possibly with example plates.] 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

• Naef, Weston 2004 Photographers of Genius at the Getty (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) [For this photographer there is a description and three sample photographs from the Getty collection. p.20-23] 
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