Exhibitions/ Art Object

Marius Bourotte

Unknown (French)
Le Petit Parisien (French, active 1876–1944)
Gelatin silver print with applied color
11.6 x 16.2 cm. (4 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
Not on view
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.
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"
Charles Schwartz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indexing the World," May 25, 2004–September 19, 2004.

Maurius Bourotte; murderer of Derive from Chatelet.
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