Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joseph M. Cohen Gift, 2005
Not on view
Atget likely avoided Notre Dame during his early career as it was already well documented by other photographers. In his old age, however, he worked more for his own pleasure and during the last five years of his life photographed the cathedral regularly. He always viewed it in an eccentric way—either in the distance, as here, or in detail.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil in Atget's hand on print, verso L: "Notre Dame" and "6319"; Inscribed in the negative, BR: "6319", [in reverse]
Eugène Atget; [...]; The Museum of Modern Art; [Helios, Arts Inc., New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, September 22, 1977
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s – 1930s," January 27, 2014–May 4, 2014.
Abbott, Berenice. The World of Atget. New York: Horizon Press, 1964. no. pl. 161.
Borcoman, James. Eugène Atget, 1857–1927. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1984. no. 59.
Atget Paris. Paris: Hazan, 1992. p. 315.
Another print of this image is held at the National Gallery of Canada.