Ancienne ecole de Medecine

Eugène Atget1898

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

At this intersection, a dome surmounts an architecturally eclectic building with shuttered windows and an arch surmounted by a cartouche. Eugène Atget's quest for the remnants of Paris's past led him to photograph this unusual building, which once housed the medical school of the University of Paris. He also captured the wine shop across from it, with its potted plants along the sidewalk and vegetable cart parked in the street. Despite human activity on each of the three corners, the intersection appears still and quiet.

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  • Title: Ancienne ecole de Medecine
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date: 1898
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 x 17.6 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 90.XM.47
  • Inscription: Inscription: Titled verso print in pencil and inscribed "Hotel" [lined out], "R de l'hotel Colbert", Atget negative number "3531". Secondary Inscription: Dealer inventory numbers inscribed verso print in pencil: "P880 1354 CAP-14188 356".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs


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