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. Museum purchase, Mrs. Milton S. Latham Fund, 1989.3.7
From the dark alleys of the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. Originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, this presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.