Édouard-Denis Baldus (French, 1813-1889)
Arles, St. Trophime, before 1862
Albumen print from a collodion negative
42.6 x 33.6 cm mounted on 60.0 x 45.5 cm paper
This photograph was made as part of Baldus' series, Chemin de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée, an inspired body of architectural and landscape views along the railway line, begun in the 1850s. Baldus first photographed the Romanesque church of St. Trophime in 1851 during his Mission Héliographique, and returned to it frequently to photograph the exquisite sculpture on it's facade and in the cloisters.