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La Morgue (The Mortuary)
  • Charles Meryon
    1821–1868
    born: Paris, France ; died: Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • La Morgue (The Mortuary), 1854
  • Eaux-Fortes sur Paris (etchings of Paris)
  • Where object was made: Ile de la Cité, Paris, France
  • etching, drypoint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 190 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 317 x 274 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0155
Description
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Exhibitions

Monochromatic image of buildings. There is water in the foreground, very near to the bottom of the page. There is a houseboat or low structure with slanting roofs and laundry hanging in the windows above the water. There is a stone walkway above the structure. There are figures in it on the left side. There is a stairway in the center. There are figures on an elevated level on the left side, center. There are white buildings with rectangular windows in the top half of the image. There is a smokestack at upper right. The buildings have pointed gabled roofs. The background is light gray.