Charles Reutlinger (1816–1888)

Charles Reutlinger (1816 – 1888) was founder of the highly success­ful eponymous Paris photographic establishment, in business from 1850 to 1937, which was known for its portraits, theatrical cartes de visite and cabinet cards, as well as erotica and, later, fashion and proto-surrealist photographs. By the time Reutlinger was 18, he was already known to be practicing the art of silhouette portraiture, which his aunt, … Continue reading Charles Reutlinger (1816–1888)