DAC Collection Artist Information
German or Swiss photographer, active Heidelberg
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Richard was the court photographer in Heidelberg, Germany in the 1860s and 1870s during which time he photographed Heidelberg Castle, including the Ottheinrich and the Friedrich buildings. To photograph the architectural ornamentation of Heidelberg castle, Richard constructed a tripod of 21 metres high, which enabled him to photograph every level of the building without distortion.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500037177.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Franz Richard:
|Franz Richard||Heidelberg Castle, ca. 1873||Albumen print|
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