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Zissou's bobsled with wheels, after the bend by the gate, Rouzat

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Zissou's bobsled with wheels, after the bend by the gate, Rouzat

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

18 in x 22 in (45.8 cm x 55.9 cm);10 5/16 in x 14 3/16 in (26.2 cm x 36 cm);11 7/8 in x 15 11/16 in (30.1 cm x 39.8 cm);18 in x 22 in (45.8 cm x 55.9 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ellen and William Kahn

Subject matter
This photograph of "Zissou," Lartigue's brother Maurice, documents one of the common leisure activities depicted in his work. He and his family and friends participated in races, often creating their own "bobsleds," which were quadruped vehicles made from bicycle wheels. Lartigue began a lifelong interest in photography at age six. Throughout his life, he made photographs of his family and friends and archived them in a photo album. His photographs remained unknown until 1963, when his work was published in Life magazine.

Physical Description
A photograph of a man resting in the middle of a dirt road. He sits on a homemade quadruped vehicle, made with bicycle wheels. He wears a riding cap and goggles.

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dirt roads
men (male humans)
races (events)
recreational vehicles

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