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Notre-Dame depuis le quai de la Tournelle

Artist:
Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Date:
1923
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.6 × 22.1 cm (6 15/16 × 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 18.2 × 22.1 cm (7 3/16 in., 22.1 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joseph M. Cohen Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.520
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, Jeff L. Rosenheim. "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 (another print).

Atget Paris. Paris: Hazan, 1992. p. 315.



Another print of this image is held at the National Gallery of Canada.
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