Artist: Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Medium: Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions: 21.9 x 17.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 13/16 in.)
Credit Line: Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.1100.113
Atget’s many photographs of mannequins in shop windows appealed greatly to the Parisian avant-garde, who found in the aging artist an unwitting but kindred spirit. In these pictures, the Surrealists focused on the lamination of what was inside and outside and on the lovely dissolve between fact and imagination.