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Notre Dame

Accession Number
1940.213

Title
Notre Dame

Artist(s)
Wilfred Byron Shaw

Object Creation Date
circa 1921

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
9 3/8 in x 7 in (23.8 cm x 17.8 cm);9 3/8 in x 7 in (23.8 cm x 17.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Alfred H. White

Subject matter
This print depicts the Seine river in Paris with the cathedral of Notre Dame in the background. It is likely a reflection on a trip Shaw took to Paris as he was already working for 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. Shaw was a Michigan native and worked for many years at the University of Michigan Alumni Association. He attended art school in Chicago and over his career created many etchings of his surroundings on the University of Michigan's campus and elsewhere, as well as people he knew.  

Physical Description
This work is an etching showing a river and, across it, a large cathedral. 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
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Notre Dame
boats
bridges
bridges (built works)
cathedrals (buildings)
fishing
modern and contemporary art
rivers
water

2 Related Resources

Christian Churches
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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