Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros
Photographer, Visual Artist
1793 – 1870
Who was Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros?
Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros was a French ambassador and one of the first daguerrotypists. Baron and French chargé d'affaires in Bogotá, Athens and Ambassador to London - during which period he also travelled to China and Japan in 1857 and 1858 — he produced many famous daguerrotypes — chief among them those of the Acropolis.
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