Paris: View of Rue Saint-Honoré, Charles Marville
Charles Marville
Paris: View of Rue Saint-Honoré
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Charles Marville

Paris: View of Rue Saint-Honoré, 1865


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32.5 x 27.4 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print on chine collé mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.130
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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The Rue Saint-Honoré, one of Paris’s oldest thoroughfares, looks dark and abandoned. Like the ramshackle substance of the bleak buildings, the wet cobblestones also reflect the hazy sky. For the last time, old Paris is captured in photographs before it makes way for a modern city on the orders of Napoleon III. Marville’s commission had been to merely document the metropolis, which had become too narrow for its citizens. His evocative photographs far exceeded expectations.

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Paris: View of Rue Saint-Honoré
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Albumen print on chine collé mounted on cardboard
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Bezeichnet recto oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftliche Nummerierung auf Aufleber: 2114/1198 7

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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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02.12.2020