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Un Coin de la Rue Reynie

Accession Number
1971/2.140

Title
Un Coin de la Rue Reynie

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1912

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
9 in x 6 13/16 in (22.86 cm x 17.3 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
In this tightly framed image depicting the outside of a tinsmith's shop, a number of metal objects such as pans, pails, and a wheelbarrow hang from the exterior wall or are placed on the sidewalk in front of the shop, presumably to advertise the occupant's business. The broken windows of the shop, in addition to the well-worn exterior wall of the passageway, suggests that the Rue de la Reynie has seen better days, but Atget chose to focus attention on the sculptural forms of everyday objects produced by a Parisian tinsmith.

Physical Description
View of the exterior of a tinsmith's shop in a Parisian passageway.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Paris
Urban life
alleys
alleys (streets)
cart
documentary photography
modern and contemporary art
pan (ritual vessels)
pedestrian streets
tin (metal)
tinsmiths
wheelbarrows
window

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