The J. Paul Getty Museum

L'Œil-de-Bœuf

Object Details

Title:

L'Œil-de-Bœuf

Artist/Maker:

André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (French, 1819 - 1889)

Culture:

French

Places:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Versailles, France (Place Depicted)

Date:

1857

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.433.3

Dimensions:

34.6 × 26.5 cm (13 5/8 × 10 7/16 in.)

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Object Description

Interior view of the "Salon de l’Œil-de-Bœuf" or the "Bull's-Eye Antechamber." The opulently decorated room features gilded cornices and wall panels, arched windows, chandeliers, and a circular banquette sofa. The reflection of an oculus, also known as a bull's-eye window, can be seen on a mirror on the center right area of the image.