IMA505 – Origins of Images and Motion Pictures

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce


C. Laguiche.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.
Ink and watercolor.
18.5 cm in diameter.

Born in 1765 in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce enjoyed a comfortable middle-class upbringing. After pursuing early careers in teaching and the military, he returned to his birthplace in 1801 to settle on and administer his family estate, Le Gras. Joining with his brother, Claude, in several experiments and inventions, he adopted the mantle of a scientifically-minded gentleman.




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