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date: 13 December 2019

Juliá, Eusebiolocked

(b Spain, March 1826).
  • Lee Fontanella

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(b Spain, March 1826).

Spanish photographer. He trained in the family traditions of fine arts and music, but he gave these up for photography. He did, however, make photographic reproductions of paintings and portraits of numerous artists. Juliá was renowned in Spain for his commercialization of portrait cartes-de-visite in the second half of the 19th century. He is known almost exclusively for maintaining the most complete and organized gallery of important personages of his time, including politicians, actors and writers. The iconography of Spain’s 19th-century figures depends to a great extent on Juliá’s work, which complemented the more luxurious photographs made by his contemporaries. At his studio in Madrid he marketed a complete range of photographic paraphernalia; he also wrote several almanacs containing curious data....

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