[Les Deux-Portes. Vue prise de la rue des Innocents vers la rue de la Ferronnerie.]

Object Details

Title:

[Les Deux-Portes. Vue prise de la rue des Innocents vers la rue de la Ferronnerie.]

Artist/Maker(s):

Charles Marville (French, 1813 - 1879)

Culture:

French

Place(s):

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

about 1865

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

23.7 x 37.5 cm (9 5/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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The twin arches connecting one side of an old market to a parallel street are pasted with advertisements and playbills. This neighborhood was slated for demolition, according to the plans of Baron Haussmann, who oversaw the restructuring of Paris's principal boulevards and streets. Because this block would soon undergo destruction, it became a subject for Charles Marville's documentation of the changes wrought by urban renewal.

Exhibitions
The Flowering of Early French Photography, 1840-1870 (April 28 to June 28, 1987)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), April 28 to June 28, 1987
The Flowering of Early French Photography: Selections from the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (December 20, 1988 to May 7, 1989)
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art, (Baltimore), December 20, 1988 to February 12, 1989
  • Toledo Museum of Art, (Toledo), March 11 to May 7, 1989
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