Etienne Carjat/ Étienne Carjat

France 1828 - 1906

Photography

Etienne Carjat
Étienne Carjat
Male
France
1828
April 11, 2013
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Étienne Carjat was a French journalist, caricaturist and photographer. He co-founded the magazine Le Diogène, and founded the review Le Boulevard. He is best known for his numerous portraits and caricatures of political, literary and artistic Parisian figures. His best-known work is the iconic portrait of Arthur Rimbaud which he took in October 1871. The location of much of his photography is untraceable after being sold to a Mr. Roth in 1923.

Featured image: Etienne Carjat – Charles Baudelaire, 1862, detail – image courtesy of Christies