Zissou's bobsled with wheels, after the bend by the gate, RouzatArtist(s)Jacques Henri LartigueArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1908Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
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 LineGift of Ellen and William KahnSubject 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
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.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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men (male humans)