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Au Petit Bacchus, rue St. Louis en l'Ile, 61 (Shop Sign, rue St. St. Louis en l'Ile)

Eugène Atget1908

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Storefront (Little Bacchus)

Eugène Atget made this image of a storefront with a baby Bacchus about seven years after he made Storefront (Little Bacchus), a photograph that encompassed the shop's entire facade. When he reprinted from his original negative, Atget moved significantly closer to the sign itself, which allowed him to capture the details of the ironwork at a larger scale.

Historic architectural embellishment, such as this ironwork, was a significant part of Atget's work. He marketed his series of prints, entitled "documents for artists," to a modest clientele of artists who would have used the images as source material for their own work.

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Details

  • Title: Au Petit Bacchus, rue St. Louis en l'Ile, 61 (Shop Sign, rue St. St. Louis en l'Ile)
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date: 1908
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.6 x 22.7 cm (6 15/16 x 8 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.124.8
  • Inscription: Inscription: Inscribed verso print in pencil: title and negative number "5515". Secondary Inscription: Inscribed verso print in pencil in unknown later hand: dealer's inventory number "EA-8185-Z".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs

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