Charles Marville / Vue de la petite grotte vers mare aux biches, Bois de Boulogne / 1858Charles Marville
Vue de la petite grotte vers mare aux biches, Bois de Boulogne

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Creator Name: Marville, Charles
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1816 - 1879
Biography: Charles Marville French, 1816-c. 1879At the invitation of the city of Paris, photographer Charles Marville was among the first to document the ancient quarters of his birthplace. His views, taken in the late 1850s, were intended to record the many buildings and neighborhoods ultimately destroyed by Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann's urban planning project that would create the boulevards and open spaces of modern Paris. While Marville's survey of the city, extensive and thorough in scope, prefigured other important efforts of its kind, it is distinguished by its emotional accessibility. His work beautifully reveals a Paris that has long disappeared. Originally trained as a painter and illustrator, Marville worked with both calotype and glass plate negatives. He photographed in France, Italy, Germany, and Algeria, becoming most well known for his architectural imagery but also producing acclaimed landscapes and studies of trees. Many of Marville's early views, often considered his best, were included in thealbums of Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard before the printer's establishment in Lille closed in 1855. Named official photographer of Paris in 1862, Marville also served as photographer to the Imperial Museum of the Louvre and to King Vittorio Emmanuelle ofItaly. T.W.F.
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Paris, France
Creator Name-CRT: Charles Marville
Title: Vue de la petite grotte vers mare aux biches, Bois de Boulogne
Title Type: Foreign
Title: View of the Small Grotto toward the Deer Pond, Bois de Boulogne
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1858
Creation End Date: 1858
Creation Date: 1858
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photography
Materials and Techniques: albumen print from wet collodion negative
Dimensions: Image: 25.1cm x 36.4cm
Inscriptions: Written in pencil [erased] on recto: "No 46"; written in pencil on verso: "F2 [crossed out] / H2 / L2"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1989.27
Credit Line: James Parmelee Fund
AMICA ID: CMA_.1989.27
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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