[Allegorical Sculpture of Industry, Pont du Carrousel]
Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris)
Salted paper print from paper negative
Image: 21.1 x 15.2 cm (8 5/16 x 6 in.)
Mount: 42.7 x 27.8 cm (16 13/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Gift, 2005
Not on view
Petitot’s allegory of industry was one of four sculptures that had been placed on the Pont du Carrousel, a bridge spanning the Seine, only five years before Marville made this view. The formality of the monument is somewhat mitigated by the makeshift stall displaying goods for sale—itself a tiny monument to industriousness—nestled in the niche below.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil on print, recto BLC: "Ch. Marville 1852 // Paris"; signed in negative, recto BLC: "Ch. Marville // [illegible]"
[Graphics International, Ltd.]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, September 30, 1980