["Industry" by Louis Petitot, Pont du Carrousel, Paris]

Charles Marville French

Not on view

Petitot’s allegory of industry was one of four sculptures that had been placed on the Pont du Carrousel, a bridge spanning the Seine, only five years before Marville made this view. The formality of the monument is somewhat mitigated by the makeshift stall displaying goods for sale—itself a tiny monument to industriousness—nestled in the niche below.

["Industry" by Louis Petitot, Pont du Carrousel, Paris], Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris), Salted paper print from paper negative

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