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Le Petit pont (The Little Bridge)
  • Charles Meryon
    1821–1868
    born: Paris, France ; died: Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Le Petit pont (The Little Bridge), 1850
  • Eaux-Fortes sur Paris (etchings of Paris)
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching, engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 251 x 184 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 271 x 208 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/8 x 7 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 8 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0162
Description
Literature
Exhibitions

Black and white image of a cityscape. There is a path in the bottom right corner with small black figures on it. There is a bridge at lower right with an arch over the path and two over the water. It connects with a building on the left side. The building has arches along the bottom and five floors of windows above. There are two square towers (identified as Notre Dame Cathedral) behind the building in the center of the image. They are pierced with long thin windows. The sky is gray with white clouds.