Étienne Carjat

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Self-portrait, c. 1865

Étienne Carjat (28 March 1828 in Fareins, Ain – 19 March 1906 in Paris), was a French journalist, caricaturist and photographer. He co-founded the magazine Le Diogène, and founded the review Le Boulevard. He is best known for his numerous portraits and caricatures of political, literary and artistic Parisian figures. His best-known work is the iconic portrait of Arthur Rimbaud which he took in October 1871. The location of much of his photography is untraceable after being sold to a Mr. Roth in 1923.[1]


  • Croquis biographiques (1858)
  • Les Mouches vertes, satire (1868)
  • Peuple, prends garde à toi ! Satire électorale (1875)

Photographs and caricatures[edit]


  1. ^ Hannavy, John (ed.). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. Routledge. pp. 272–274. ISBN 9781135873264. Retrieved 23 February 2016.