Rue Tirechappe, vue prise de la rue Saint-Honoré

Charles Marville1860 - 1870; printed later

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The lower walls along this narrow street are covered with posters, despite the signs prohibiting them, while painted advertisements fill the overhead spaces. Shortly after Charles Marville made this photograph the street would disappear entirely, demolished as part of Baron Haussmann's restructuring of Paris's principal boulevards. A larger, straighter street that ran from one end of a bridge across the River Seine through this old neighborhood to the new central produce market, les Halles, replaced this passageway.

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  • Title: Rue Tirechappe, vue prise de la rue Saint-Honoré
  • Creator: Charles Marville
  • Date: 1860 - 1870; printed later
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 36.5 x 27.9 cm (14 3/8 x 11 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: 84.XM.346.13
  • Inscription: (Verso, mount): inscribed at upper left corner, in pencil: "Marville."; at center, in pencil: "66 [circled and crossed out]" and "62 [circled and crossed out]"; at lower left corner, in pencil: "Chicgao 87."; at lower right corner, in pencil: "RueTirechappe / vue prise de la rue Saint-Honoré / AJ".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs