Marchand Abat-JoursArtist(s)Eugène AtgetArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1899 - 1900Medium & Supportgold-toned gelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
This photograph, depicting a lampshade seller with his wares standing in the middle of a cobble-stone street, bridges a number of photographic genres. Part portrait, part street photograph, the central placement of the lampshade seller in the dramatically receding street draws attention to a class of Parisian that might otherwise be overlooked. The man holds himself with dignity, displaying his decorative lampshades to best effect. The obscurity of his profession likely appealed to Atget's instinct for the unusual.Physical Description
Street vendor standing in the middle of a paved street.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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