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Fountain at St. Sulpice

A work made of salted paper print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of salted paper print.

Date:

1851

Artist:

Charles Marville
French, 1813–1879

About this artwork

Charles Marville is best known for his photographs of Paris at a time of enormous change, documenting its transformation from a dark, crowded city into one of grand boulevards and public parks. This picture, made in the year Marville began taking photographs, shows the monumental fountain just outside the church of Saint-Sulpice, which had been completed only a few years earlier. Marville produced his negative on paper, which lends the image a grainy softness that many photographers in his day prized over the sharper quality found in metal-plate daguerreotypes and glass negatives.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Charles Marville

Title

Fountain at St. Sulpice

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1851

Medium

Salted paper print

Dimensions

Image/paper: 20.7 × 15.8 cm (8 3/16 × 6 1/4 in.); First mount: 21.8 × 16.7 cm (8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.); Second mount: 49.4 × 39.3 cm (19 1/2 × 15 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mary and Leigh Block and Nagel Family Funds

Reference Number

2011.127

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