Charles Marville

Photographer, Visual Artist

1813 – 1879

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Who was Charles Marville?

Charles Marville, the pseudonym of Charles Fran├žois Bossu, was a French photographer, who mainly photographed architecture, landscapes and the urban environment. He used both paper and glass negatives. He is most well known for taking pictures of ancient Parisian quarters before they were destroyed and rebuilt under "Haussmannization", Baron Haussmann's new plan for modernization of Paris. In 1862, he was named official photographer of Paris.

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Born
1813
Paris
Also known as
  • Charles Fran├žois Bossu
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
1879

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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