39, rue des Bourdonnais, Maison de la Barbe d'Or

about 1896
Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)


Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 21.7 x 17.6 cm (8 9/16 x 6 15/16 in.) Mount: 32.8 x 25.4 cm (12 15/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2001.282

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

The poster below the street sign (Jules Chéret, “Pastilles Géraudel”) is dated 1896. The MFA owns a copy of this poster in a smaller size (35.96).

Inscription

In graphite along bottom of mount: 39 rue des Bourdonnais. [A la barbe d'or. (Avant, à la Tête Noire)]. In pencil along top of mount, verso: Maison de la tete noire/puis de la Barbe d'or/Rue des Bourdonnais/(1e aer)

Provenance

Purchased from Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA or Witkin Gallery, NYC; Richard Germann, Boston, MA; gift June 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Germann