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Paris Interior

Accession Number
1974/1.109

Title
Paris Interior

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1910

Medium & Support
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
In this Parisian interior, empty of occupants, the decorative wallpaper, furnace, and ornate mirror are made more personal through the inclusion of a pair of shoes placed carefully in front of a plush armchair. The French title of this print indicates that the home belongs to a worker living on the Rue de Romainville in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, providing a sense of the social status of the owner and his or her belongings. Atget closely cropped this image of a well-used and cluttered space, which suggests the cheerful claustrophobia of urban living.

Physical Description
Domestic interior showing a furnace, mirror, and armchair.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Furniture
Paris
chairs (furniture forms)
clock
documentary photography
fireplaces
furnaces (heating components)
furniture
interior views
interiors
mirror
mirrors
modern and contemporary art

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