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Boutique Journaux, Rue de Sèvres, Paris

Artist:
Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Date:
1910–11
Medium:
Matte albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 22.7 x 18 cm (8 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.513
Not on view
By the end of his life, Atget had made more than eight thousand photographs of Paris and its environs—one of the largest picture archives of “the city of light” ever created. He organized them into categories such as Interiors, Old Paris, Vehicles, and Petits Métiers (trades and professions) and sold them to artists and city institutions. While his principle clientele changed over time, Atget continued to frequent artists’ ateliers and cafés until the end of his life, offering his pictures to those able to see their intrinsic worth.
Inscription: Inscribed in Atget's hand in pencil on print, verso TC to TR: "Journaux" and "D // 225"; stamped in black ink on print, verso C: "E. ATGET / Rue Campagne-Premiere, 17 bis"; inscribed in pencil on print [right of stamp]: "17 bis"
Eugène Atget; Maurice Utrillo Collection, Paris; [Graphics International, Ltd., Washington, DC]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, September 18, 1979

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. pl. 78.

Atget Paris. Paris: Hazan, 1992. p. 516.

Eugène Atget, 1857-1927: Paris. Cologne, 2000. p. 180.

Tf. Editores, ed. Eugène Atget: old Paris. Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE, 2011. p. 26.



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