NOUETTE, Charles

NOUETTE, Charles. Montlhéry 6.5.1869 — Paris 2.5.1910. French Traveller, the photographer of the Pelliot expedition in Central Asia in 1906-09. After the cossack destruction of the 1920s his and Stein’s photographs are the only remaining document of many Dunhuang murals. He was originally an electrician and self-taught photographer and had to renounce his original profession because of an illness. Now concentrated on photography, founded a studio in Paris and soon attracted attention of many, including Pelliot. Died of tuberculosis.

Publications: Apparently nothing.

Sources: *Pelliot, TP 11, 1910, 239; https://photographyofchina.com/blog/charles-nouette; https://fca.huma-num.fr/s/fca/item/125 with photo; Wikipedia briefly.

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