Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pont de la Mulatiere

Artist:
Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889)
Date:
ca. 1861
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 28 x 44.6 cm (11 x 17 9/16 in.) Mount: 46 x 60.5 cm (18 1/8 x 23 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.364.4
Not on view
Inscription: Printed in ink on mount, recto BL below image: "PONT DE LA MULATIERE."; fascimile signature stamped in ink on mount, recto BR below image: "E. Baldus"
Édouard Baldus; [...]; Claudine Van der Vliet; [Galerie Texbraun, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, June 13, 1985

Daniel, Malcolm. The Photographs of Edouard Baldus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. no. 64.



The Pont de la Mulatiere traversed the Saône at its confluence with the Rhône, and connected the Gare de Perrache with the Rhône lines of the right bank, such as those linking Lyon with Givors and Saint-Etienne. The pattern of strong shadows and reflections is particularly striking in this photograph, and the vignetting of the lower corners helps focus one's attention on the central motif. [MD]
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