Charles Marville, Rue Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois from Rue des Prêtres, ca. 1865. Albumen silver print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative mounted on a thin sheet adhered to a heavier sheet. 282 x 272 mm (11 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.). Museum purchase, Mrs. Milton S. Latham Fund, 1989.3.7
From the dark alleys of old Paris at the dawn of the Impressionist era to a world of color and light in the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a source of for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. Originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition on the Birth of Impressionism, this presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books drawn from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.