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Pompe Funebre (1e Classe)

Accession Number
1974/1.110

Title
Pompe Funebre (1e Classe)

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
Atget draws attention to the elaborate and historical trappings of Parisian funeral industry in this photograph depicting a horse-drawn funeral carriage for a "first class" ceremony parked on the side of a street. The strong diagonal created by the cobble-stone paved street, and the vertical thrust of the columns of the building behind the carriage, provide a graphically modern counterpoint to the old-fashioned form of the carriage.

Physical Description
Horse-drawn funeral carriage parked on the side of a cobble-stone paved street.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Urban life
carriage
carriages (vehicles)
documentary photography
fences
funerals
horse-drawn vehicles
horses
modern and contemporary art
streets

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