VERMEER VAN DELFT, Jan Girl with a Pearl Earring c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 40 cm Mauritshuis, The Hague

CANALETTO Doge Palace c. 1725 Oil on canvas, 65 x 86 cm Columbia Museum of Art, Columbus


Albrecht Durer 1500's

Andrea Mantegna, Dead Christ 1501


Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre. Still Life in Studio,1837

Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin Pipes and Drinking Pitcher, 1737, oil paint Musée du Louvre, Paris.

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, 1800-1877)
The Open Door.
Plate VI, "The Pencil of Nature" c. 1844

William Henry Fox Talbot, The Haystack 1844-45



Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique
Louise de Broglie, Countesse d'Haussonville 1845 
51x36"Oil on canvas 
The Frick Collection, New York

 Julia Margaret Cameron. Portrait of Thomas Carlyle
British, London, 1863? or 1867
Albumen print 14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.

Charles Baudelaire1856-58
Eugene Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus 1827

Eugène Durieu (with Eugène Delacriox) 
Draped Model (back view)1854
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique
Bather of Valpincon 1808 Oil on canvas
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Nadar was a tireless innovator. In 1855 he patented the idea of using aerial photographs in mapmaking and surveying. It was not until 1858, however, that he was able to make a successful aerial photograph, the world's first, from a balloon. This led Daumier to issue a satirical lithograph of Nadar photographing Paris from a balloon. It was titled "Nadar Raising Photography to the Height of Art."