Marie Thibaudeau (circa 1895-date unknown), Caesar’s Tower, Nyon, c. 1910; platinum print on paper, 8 x 5 15/16 inches, mounted on paper, 8 ½ x 6 ¼ inches; Transfer from Archival Collection to Art Collection, 2015
Marie Thibaudeau was the daughter of Photo-Pictorialist Augustus Jackson Thibaudeau (1866-1939); The Photo-Pictorialists used experimental methods to alter photographic images in the darkroom, earning the new media respect as a form of fine art like painting.
Caesar’s Tower in Nyon, Switzerland is dated to the 11th century. The medieval tower served as fortification for a castle. Originally founded as a Roman colony as Noviodunum or Noiodunum, Nyon also had a basilica, forum and amphitheater that were discovered in 1996 during construction excavation.