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Church of Villeneuve le Comte, Seine-et-Marne (Eglise de Villeneuve le Comte, Seine-et-Marne)

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

1862

Artist:

Charles Marville
French, 1813–1879

About this artwork

Charles Marville worked as a painter and illustrator until he took up photography in 1850, contributing images to commercially published photo albums, reproducing works of art in the Louvre, and documenting the decorations for imperial events. By 1862 his carefully composed images had earned him the designation “Photographer of the City of Paris,” as well as a commission to document Baron Haussmann’s modernization of the city. Marville also recorded the restoration of many of the great French cathedrals, a program championed by Gothic Revival architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. This photograph depicts one of Viollet-le-Duc’s projects before restoration: the 13th-century Church of Our Lady of the Nativity, located in the small village of Villeneuve-le-Comte, outside Paris. With subtle gradations in tonality and a sharp focus, Marville captured the church’s main entrance in rich detail, including brooms inside the doorway to show scale and human presence.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Charles Marville (Photographer)

Title

Church of Villeneuve le Comte, Seine-et-Marne (Eglise de Villeneuve le Comte, Seine-et-Marne)

Origin

France

Date

Made 1862

Medium

Albumen print

Dimensions

22.6 × 37 cm

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2003.321

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