Street MusiciansArtist(s)Eugène AtgetArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1898 - 1899Medium & 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 of an organ grinder and, presumably, a young girl who is singing along with his music, is one of the few images in which Atget seems interested in capturing a spontaneous gesture. The grinning girl with her outward thrusting chest encapsulates a fleeting moment, somewhat at odds with the still expression of the organ player who gravely meets our eyes. Atget has closely framed the image so only a dark garment on the street in front of the pair that may serve as the collection basket for donations is visible.Physical Description
An organ grinder and a young girl perform on a Paris street.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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