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The Heart of Paris

Accession Number
1953/1.33

Title
The Heart of Paris

Artist(s)
Wilfred Byron Shaw

Object Creation Date
circa 1921

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
12 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in (32.2 cm x 19.5 cm);12 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in (32.2 cm x 19.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Wilfred B. Shaw

Subject matter
This print depicts the Seine river in Paris with the Notre Dame cathedral in the background. It is likely a reflection on a trip Shaw took to Paris as he was already working for The University of Michigan's Alumni Association at the time of its creation. This work is characteristic of the many etchings Wilfred Byron Shaw completed in his lifetime. 

Physical Description
This work is an etching showing a river and a cathedral on the other side. The river runs through the main portion of the work, with a paved river bank along the right hand side with several fishermen on it. There are two boats along the right side of the river and a few smaller boats in the background. In the distance is a bridge over the river and on the opposite bank there is a large cathedral with two towers and some trees behind it. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Cityscapes
Paris
boats
bridges
buildings
canals
cathedrals (buildings)
fishing
modern and contemporary art
rivers
stair
trees

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