Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche (from the Rue de la Huchette)

Charles Marville French

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," photographing Baron Haussmann's vast program of demolition and construction. Although he also photographed the modern city that replaced old Paris, he is best known for his documents of the picturesque and insalubrious districts slated for destruction.

This narrow street in the Latin Quarter, less than one hundred feet in length, actually remains much the same as it was when first opened in 1540 and when photographed by Marville in the 1860s, though later construction has constricted the street even further.

Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche (from the Rue de la Huchette), Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris), Albumen silver print from glass negative

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