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Rue des Grands Carmes, Marselles

Adolphe Terris (French, 1820–1900)

Date:
1862
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
24.7 x 18.9 cm (9 3/4 x 7 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.171
  • Description

    From 1862 to 1881 Adolphe Terris photographed the massive changes in Marseille's urban fabric for the municipal and prefectural governments-a project comparable in scope and intention to Charles Marville's commissioned views of Paris during the same period. His first series (from which this picture is taken) was produced to preserve the memory and appearance of the old quarters of Marseilles before they disappeared forever. In this view, Terris leads the eye up a hilly street drenched in midday sun towards a street lamp jutting out from a building at the peak of the road, as if signaling the way toward the town's impending modernity.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Printed inscription on the mount, recto TC: "RÉNOVATION DE LA VIEILLE VILLE DE MARSEILLE// -- // Ouverture de la Rue Impériale."; printed inscription on the mount, recto BR, below photograph: "Phot. Terris"; printed inscription on the mount, recto BR: "RUE DES GRANDS CARMES// Vue prise de la Rue Ste. Marthe// 1862"

  • Provenance

    Galerie Michèle Chomette

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