It has been over 150 years since Jules Ainaud took his photographs of Catalonia. The work was commissioned by the Laurent house and was exhibited for the first and only time to date at the Ateneo Barcelonés. Unfortunately, the images were long considered to be the work of Jean Laurent himself. This exhibition aims to restore his legitimate authorship and highlights his contribution to the history of Catalan photography.
Fundacion Mapfre presents approximately 100 prints on albumen paper from wet collodion glass negatives and is completed by 14 stereoscopic views and 13 reproductions of the glass plate negatives of these views. These allow the richness of the image details to be appreciated in comparison with the works on paper. All of these prints were included in the catalogues that the Laurent company used to market themselves with between 1872 and 1879.