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Eugène Atget February 2, 1857 – August 4, 1927.

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1 Eugène Atget February 2, 1857 – August 4, 1927

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3 Bitumiers, , Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, 6 7/8 x 8 1/4" (17.5 x 21 cm)

4 Coin de la rue Valette et Panthéon, 1925, Albumen silver print (gold-toned), printed 1978 by Chicago Albumen Works, 7 1/16 x 9 7/16" (18 x 24cm)

5 Chiffonier, , Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, 8 11/16 x 6 9/16" (22 x 16.7 cm) “He did not veer toward excessive concern with technic nor toward the imitation of painting but steered a straight course, making the medium speak for itself in a superb rendering of materials, textures, surfaces, details.” -Berenice Abbott

6 Cour, Rue de Valence, June 1922, Gelatin silver print, printed by Berenice Abbott, 8 1/16 x 10" (20.4 x 25.4 cm) Original print, Matte albumen silver print, 7 x 8 15/16” (17.8 x 22.7 cm)

7 Hôtel des Archevêques de Lyon, rue Saint-André-des-Arts, 58, 1900, Albumen silver print, 9 1/4 x 6 7/8" (23.5 x 17.5 cm) (He is the) “Balzac of the camera” -Berenice Abbott

8 Hôtel de Chanac, rue de Grenelle, 127, 1901, Albumen silver print, 8 9/16 x 6 15/16" (21.8 x 17.6 cm) Now that I am approaching old age – that is to say, seventy years old – and have neither heir nor successor, I am worried and tormented about the future of this beautiful collection of negatives, which could fall into hands unaware of its import and ultimately disappear, without benefiting anyone.” -Eugene Atget, 1920

9 91, rue de Turenne, 1911, Albumen silver print, Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 6 11/16 (21.3 x 17 cm)

10 Saint-Cloud, Evening, 7:00, 1921, Albumen silver print, 6 15/16 x 8 11/16" (17.6 x 22 cm)

11 Magasins du Bon Marche , Albumen silver print, printed 1984 by Chicago Albumen Works, 10 3/8 x 12 3/16" (26.3 x 31 cm)

12 Un Coin du quai de la Tournelle, 5e arrondissement, , Albumen silver print, Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 8 11/16" (17.5 x 22 cm)

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14 Bibliography Looking at Atget, by Peter Barberie, Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, November, 2005 Atget in Philadelphia, New Criterion, October 2005 The Paris that Awoke to Atget’s Lens, The New York Times, October 3, 2010


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