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962 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
By Appointment
212 794 2064
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., established in New York in 1984, is a dealer in nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs. The gallery is most recognized for representing the work of William Henry Fox Talbot, who announced his invention of photography in 1839, and other early photographers, including Gustave Le Gray, Anna Atkins, Charles Nègre, Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, J. B. Greene, and others. Recently, the gallery has been including contemporary artists whose work is often inspired by, and resonates with, that of the earliest photographers. Publications include monographs and catalogues under the series title Sun Pictures. Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. is a member of the ADAA and AIPAD and participates in Paris Photo and the AIPAD Photography Show. The gallery is located at 962 Park Avenue at 82nd Street in New York City.
Works Available By:
Eugène Atget
Anna Atkins
Charles Aubry
Edouard Baldus
Hippolyte Bayard
Bisson Frères
Adolphe Braun
Julia Margaret Cameron
Giacomo Caneva
Lewis Carroll
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Eugène Cuvelier
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
Edgar Degas
Louis-Emile Durandelle
Frederick H. Evans
Roger Fenton
Hippolyte Fizeau
Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
John Beasley Greene
Hill & Adamson
Bertha Jaques
Calvert R. Jones
Le Dien & Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Henri Le Secq
John Dillwyn Llewelyn
Etienne-Jules Marey
Charles Marville
John Murray
Charles Nègre
Hugh Owen
Victor Regnault
Oscar Gustav Rejlander
Louis Robert
Horatio Ross
John Ruskin
Auguste Salzmann
Edward Steichen
William Henry Fox Talbot
Félix Teynard
Linnaeus Tripe
Benjamin Brecknell Turner
Doris Ulmann
Joseph vicomte Vigier
and others


Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., New York
"Lycopodium (Ceylon)"
"L'escadre française en rade de Cherbourg"
Bridge of Sighs, St. John's College, Cambridge
Large Oak, Bois de Boulogne
Sewers of Paris "Part of the gallery converted into a wagon garage"
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Current Exhibition

Paris: City of Light & Shadow

May 8, 2024 - July 12, 2024
La Ville Lumière! Paris first earned the sobriquet, “City of Light,” as a center of learning during the Age of Enlightenment. In the early nineteenth century the advent of gas lighting brought the city’s streets and boulevards alive at night. Light, the very currency of photography, soon enabled Paris to become the first city to be fully documented by the new art, at street level and underground. Paris: City of Light & Shadow features works by Aguado, Atget, Durandelle, Hippolyte Fizeau, J. B. Greene, Marville, Nadar, W. H. Fox Talbot, and others. The exhibition at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. opens 8 May and runs through 12 July 2024.

Past Exhibitions

Facing the Camera III: Portraits Drawn with Light

January 26, 2024 - April 12, 2024
Inaugurating the gallery’s 40th year, Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs is pleased to present Facing the Camera III: Portraits Drawn with Light from January 26 through April 12, 2024. The exhibition is part of Master Drawings New York and displays XIXth and XXth century portraits by Fox Talbot, Hill & Adamson, Nadar, Giacomo Caneva, Charles Nègre, J. B. Greene, Lewis Carroll, B. B. Turner, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, and others.

French Landscapes and Other Views

September 11, 2023 - October 13, 2023
"French Landscapes and Other Views" is on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs through October 13, 2023. The exhibition includes works by Le Gray, Le Secq, Marville, Cuvelier, Nègre, Baldus, and Vigier.

Édouard Baldus: Landscapes and Monuments

May 18, 2023 - August 18, 2023
Édouard Baldus: Landscapes and Monuments, a carefully selected group of high-quality prints, is on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs and is now extended through August 18, 2023. Subjects range from the Louvre and Versaille in Paris to landscapes made along the railway line south to the Mediterranean coast.

Calvert R. Jones: Photographs and Drawings

January 20, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Reverend Calvert Richard Jones (1802-1877), the Welsh marine artist, is recognized as one of the most talented and sophisticated of the early photographers. The recent emergence of previously unknown calotypes, daguerreotypes and drawings from his family archive reveal a diverse and colorful artistic career. Most of these works are being exhibited for the first time. Now extended through 28 April.

Visions of Egypt & Nubia by J. B. Greene, Félix Teynard and Others | Now Extended

September 19, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820-1884) "Le Nil à Assouan," Egypt, 1867 Albumen print from waxed paper negative 30.9 x 40.7 cm

Anna Atkins to Doris Ulmann

May 2, 2022 - July 1, 2022
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. presents "Anna Atkins to Doris Ulmann," 19th and early 20th century photographs, drawings and specimens from nature by Anna Atkins, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lucy Fleming, Mary Wyatt, Blanche Shelley, Gertrude Käsebier, Bertha Jaques, Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann and Doris Ulmann.


January 20, 2022 - April 8, 2022
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. presents "Pairings," a selection of 19th century photographs by Charles Nègre, William Henry Fox Talbot, B. B. Turner, Roger Fenton, Bisson Frères, Dr. John Murray, Henry Stevens and others. The installation features works whose juxtapositions reveal their inherent or extrinsic affinities, be they similar images made by different processes, contrasting images in negative/positive pairs, or images of kindred subject matter. NOW EXTENDED

Facing the Camera II

September 27, 2021 - December 23, 2021
The exhibition presents 19th-century portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, J. B. Greene, Hill & Adamson, O. G. Rejlander, Edward Steichen, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Adam Fuss, among others. Now extended through December 23rd, 2021.

A Summer Selection

August 2, 2021 - September 23, 2021

Ernst Heeger

Critters: Hand-Colored Zoological Photomicrographs, Vienna 1860-1861

January 21, 2021 - June 30, 2021
This exhibition contains 23 hand-colored salt print photomicrographs by Ernst Heeger (Austrian, 1783-1866) from the portfolio Album microscopisch-photographischer Darstellungen aus dem Gebiete der Zoologie (Album of microscopic photographs from the Field of Zoology), the world's first extensive collection of original photographs made using a solar microscope. Now extended through June 30, 2021!

Wading Through Water

October 1, 2020 - December 23, 2020
Wading Through Water, an exhibition of work by photography’s masters, is on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs from October 1 through December 23, 2020. The exhibition presents a selection of chiefly 19th century photographs, beginning with H. Fox Talbot’s Rustic Bridge and ending with ARK by Adam Fuss, and includes pictures from Britain, France and China. Among the exhibited artists are Eugène Cuvelier, Roger Fenton, André Giroux, J. B. Greene, Hill & Adamson, Gustave Le Gray, Linnaeus Tripe, Tung Hing, and vicomte Vigier, among others.

L.J.M. Daguerre, William Henry Fox Talbot, Sir John Herschel, Calvert Jones, and Gustave Le Gray, among others

Drawing: The Muse of Photography

January 24, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Gustave Le Gray (French, 1820-1884) La Joconde, d'après un dessin d'Aimé Millet, 1854-1855, Coated salt or albumen print, 28.7 x 19.2 cm

By Hoof, Paw, Wing or Fin: Creatures in Photographs

September 17, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Summer Ladies: Early Photographs of and by Women

June 18, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Permanence and Change: Architectural Views

September 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Facing the Camera

January 16, 2018 - March 16, 2018