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Ancienne maison de la Maitrise de St. Eustache - rue du Jour 25 (1er arr)

Accession Number
1971/2.148

Title
Ancienne maison de la Maitrise de St. Eustache - rue du Jour 25 (1er arr)

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1902-1903

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
7 in x 8 11/16 in (17.78 cm x 22.07 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Atget labeled this courtyard scene with some specificity "the former house of the Master of St. Eustache," giving the address as 25 Rue du Jour in the 1st arrondisement of Paris. Despite this wealth of information, the subject itself remains ambiguous. A large wagon is parked in the middle of a doorway, no user in sight, while the door at the far end of the passage is intriguingly ajar. This is one of several photographs that Atget took of this particular site; another version is more closely focused on the doorway on the right, this time without the wagon present.

Physical Description
Interior courtyard with a large wagon parked in a doorway.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Paris
Urban life
alleys
alleys (streets)
arches
cart
courtyards
documentary photography
doorways
modern and contemporary art
seats
wagons (cargo vehicles)
window

3 Related Resources

Paris, Scenes and Artists, 19th and 20th Centuries
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
The Modern Metropolis
(Part of 7 Learning Collections)

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