Thousands of photographs and equipment belonging to writer’s grandson expected to fetch up to £53,000 at auction
Émile Zola is best known as the 19th century French author of celebrated works including Thérèse Raquin, Nana and Germinal.
Now, the leader of the Naturalist literary movement is being recognised as a talented and experimental photographer with the auction of a rarely seen personal collection of pictures. Continue reading...
Black-and-white film shows man who could be French writer at wedding of daughter of one of Proust’s close friends, says Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan
A Canadian university professor claims to have found the only existing moving picture of French writer Marcel Proust
The black-and-white footage of a wedding cortège filmed in 1904 shows a brief glimpse of a man in his 30s with a neat moustache, wearing a bowler hat and pearl-grey formal suit, descending a flight of stairs on his own. Most of the other guests are in couples.