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Versailles

Artist:
Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Date:
1923
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
16.9 x 21.5 cm (6 5/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.353
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in negative on print, recto LR, [backwards]: "1168"; stamped in purple ink on mount, verso C: "PHOTO E. ATGET // COLLECTION BERENICE ABBOTT // W. 67th ST. // COPYRIGHT"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso C: "Gladiateur - Versailles 1168"
Berenice Abbott; Julien Levy to Pfeifer; [Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery to Waddell, January 12, 1980]; John C. Waddell

Weyhe Gallery. "Weyhe Gallery 1930," November 24, 1930–December 6, 1930.

Farnborough, UK. Royal Institute of British Architects. "Atget's Gardens," June 6, 1979–July 28, 1979.

New York. International Center of Photography. "Atget's Gardens," November 9, 1979–January 6, 1980.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 4," March 1, 1994–June 12, 1994.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940," June 3, 2008–September 1, 2008.

This sculpture by Michael Mosnier is a copy of the Roman sculpture in the Capitoline Museum. This print was shown in the first American exhibition of Atget's photographs at Weyhe Gallery in 1930.
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