PREVOST, VICTOR (1820-1881) "Pine Bank Arch near Central Park West and 60 Street, New York City." Arch-topped albumen print, 5x5 1/2 inches (12.7x14 cm.), on the original mount measuring 11 3/4x10 1/2 inches (29.8x26.7 cm.). 1862
A scarce, early view of Central Park by the French-born photographer Victor Prevost, who studied art with Paul Delaroche and learned photographic printing from Gustave Le Gray. This proto-modernist scene has a pastoral element, with several wooden houses in the background.
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