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Le Pont-au-change, Paris (The Exchange Bridge, Paris)
  • Charles Meryon
    1821–1868
    born: Paris, France ; died: Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Le Pont-au-change, Paris (The Exchange Bridge, Paris), 1854
  • Eaux-Fortes sur Paris (etchings of Paris)
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 139 x 318 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 156 x 333 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 1/2 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 13 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 19 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0161
Description
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Monochromatic image of a bridge and building. There is water in the foreground. There is a long thin boat at bottom left with three figures inside. There is a bridge in the middle of the left half of the image. It has arches over the water and small figures on the top. There is a hot air balloon in the top left quadrant. There is a castle on the right half of the image. It has smooth walls down to the water. There are cylindrical towers with pointed tops. There are rows of windows along the building and a square tower on the end. The sky is off-white with light clouds on the left side.