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Marius Bourotte

Unknown (French)

Date:
1929
Medium:
Gelatin silver print with applied color
Dimensions:
11.6 x 16.2 cm. (4 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.158.3
  • Description

    These photographs of thieves and assassins were heavily retouched with ink and gouache to facilitate their reproduction in illustrated newspapers and magazines. Although they were not conceived as typological studies, the cropping and retouching deliberately intensified their sinister aspect, producing caricatures of criminality that satisfied the sensationalism of the picture press.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed in black ink on print, verso: "Marius Bourotte[last name underlined]//meurtrier de Derive passage//du Chatelet//pp 2/9/29 Bourotte."; inscribed in blue pencil, BRC: "7973"; stamped in purple ink, BRC: "SOCIÉTE DU PETIT PARISIEN//DUPUY & C[IE] SEP 1929//16 18 20 22 Rue d'Enghien//PARIS"

  • Provenance

    Charles Schwartz

267330

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