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Parc de Sceaux

Artist:
Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Date:
1925
Medium:
Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.7 x 22.5 cm (6 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Denise and Andrew Saul Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.547
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in Atget's hand in pencil on print, verso TL "61"; Inscribed in pencil on print, verso TC: " Parc de Sceaux // Juin 1925 // 7h du Matin"
Eugène Atget; [...]; Serge Hambourg, Crugers, NY; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, June 15, 1984

Sceaux is located just outside of Paris. The gardens of the palace were designed by André le Nôtre. According to Maria Hambourg, the series of Sceaux is the rarest of Atget's. This is the only known print of it.
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