The J. Paul Getty Museum

Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas

Object Details

Title:

Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas

Artist/Maker:

Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Depicted)

Date:

1910–1911

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

94.XM.108.7

Dimensions:

22.6 × 17 cm (8 7/8 × 6 11/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Anonymous gift

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Object Description

The proprietress at this secondhand shop slumped in the sun, dozing among her tightly packed goods while Eugène Atget made this picture. The neat display of suitcases, trunks, satchels, overcoats, lap blankets, and other gear for travelers was carefully arranged along the sidewalk so as to appear most appealing. Two mannequins in chauffeur's uniforms stood guard over both the merchandise and the shop's entry. The eclectic array of goods sold by this establishment included musical instruments and, according to the sign over the shop door, clothes for wedding parties.

Provenance
Provenance
1927

Estate of Eugène Atget, French, 1857 - 1927, sold to Berenice Abbott, 1927.

1927 -

Berenice Abbott, American, 1898 - 1991

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris (June 20 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 20 to October 8, 2000
Bibliography
Bibliography

Mac-Orlan , Pierre. Atget, Photographe de Paris (Paris: H. Jonquie`res, 1930), pl. 21.