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El Popocatepetl (Vistas Mexicanas)

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El Popocatepetl (Vistas Mexicanas)

Abel Briquet, France, (1833–1926)

Creation date: ca. 1880
Creation place: Mexico

Other Information

Type: Photographic prints
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Credit Line: Gift of Forrest D. Colburn
Accession Number: 2011.4
Dimensions: 5 7/8 in. x 7 9/16 in. (14.92 cm x 19.21 cm)


Forrest D. Colburn, New York, NY ( - 1.14.11)

The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (1.14.11 - )

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In his birth country of France, Briquet worked as a commerical photographer before arriving in Mexico, where he recieved several government commissions. In fact, it was the director Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) who commissioned the Vistas mexicanas series. This particular photograph, taken near Amecameca, is representative of this series commissioned by a leader whose policies contributed to the start of the Mexican Revolution. Diaz interest in French culture likely led to his support of Briquet's photography. Around 1911, near the beginning of the Mexican Revloution, Briquet stopped working in Mexico.
Last Updated: 8/30/2010

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