[Allegorical Sculpture of Industry, Pont du Carrousel], Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris), Salted paper print from paper negative

[Allegorical Sculpture of Industry, Pont du Carrousel]

Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris)
Salted paper print from paper negative
Image: 21.1 x 15.2 cm (8 5/16 x 6 in.)
Mount: 42.7 x 27.8 cm (16 13/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
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.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil on print, recto BLC: "Ch. Marville 1852 // Paris"; signed in negative, recto BLC: "Ch. Marville // [illegible]"
[Graphics International, Ltd.]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, September 30, 1980

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