Pompe Funebre (1e Classe)Artist(s)Eugène AtgetArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1910Medium & Supportgold-toned gelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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