Baudelaire by Nadar (1856-58)

The photograph titled “Baudelaire” was taken by the artist Nadar between 1856 and 1858. The image features a sepia-toned portrait of a man posed against a plain, dark background. The subject is turned slightly to the side, affording a three-quarter view, and his gaze does not meet the camera, instead looking off to one side. He wears a dark jacket with a high, closed collar, and his hair is styled neatly, parted on one side. The lighting and pose give the portrait a solemn and introspective atmosphere. This photograph captures a formal and somewhat intense expression, typical for portraiture from this era, with attention focused on the subject’s facial features and expression.

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