Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Warner Communications Inc. Purchase Fund, by exchange, 1997
Not on view
Trained as a painter and an illustrator, Marville began photographing in 1851, and by 1862 he was named “photographer of the city of Paris.” In the service of Napoleon III, he photographed Baron Haussmann’s vast program of demolition and construction. Although he documented the modern city—its elegant street lamps, Morris columns, and utilitarian pissoirs—that replaced the old, he is best known for his detailed views of the picturesque, insalubrious districts slated for destruction.
Inscription: Inscribed in quill and ink on label mounted below print, "Rue Neuve-Coquenard // (de la rue Lamartine)"; studio dry-stamp below label