Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève near the Intersection of Rue LaPlace (Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève prés de carrefour de la rue LaPlace)

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

1865/69

Artist:

Charles Marville
French, 1813–1879

About this artwork

Beginning in 1862, Charles Marville served as the official photographer of the city of Paris, documenting the radical reconstruction of the city under Napoleon III’s Prefect of the Seine, Georges-Eugène Haussmann. In a process that became known as Haussmannization, many of Paris’s narrow medieval streets were demolished in order to make room for the wide boulevards and public parks for which it is now known. The city commissioned Marville to photograph the areas slated for destruction as well as the modern amenities, such as gas lighting and commercial kiosks, that would become fixtures of the new urban landscape. With a corpus of more than 400 photographs, Marville produced a remarkable document of Paris in a time of epochal transition.

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Photography

Artist

Charles Marville

Title

Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève near the Intersection of Rue LaPlace (Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève prés de carrefour de la rue LaPlace)

Origin

France

Date

1865–1869

Medium

Albumen print

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on mount, upper left, in graphite: "48"; blind stamped recto, on mount, lower center: "[crest?] / CH MARVILLE / PHOTOGRAPHE / DU MUSEE IMPERIAL / DU LOUVRE"; inscribed recto, on mount, lower left, in graphite: "R 11 48j"; recto, on mount, lower right, in graphite: "Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève de [illegible] / I. J [?]"; inscribed verso, on mount, lower right, in graphite: "Pf45707"

Dimensions

31.6 × 26.9 cm (image/paper); 38.7 × 33.4 cm (first mount); 60 × 42.8 cm (second mount)

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund

Reference Number

2003.121

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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