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Siège de la Société des Aqua-fortistes (The Headquarters of the Society of Aquafortistes)
  • Adolphe Martial Potémont
    1828–1883
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Siège de la Société des Aqua-fortistes (The Headquarters of the Society of Aquafortistes), 1863
  • 3rd Album of the Société des Aquafortistes
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 289 x 389 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/8 x 15 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 365 x 552 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 21 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0036
Description

This print is describing a corner entrance into a downtown shop; the door is open and a man is seen standing inside. Men and women, dressed in suits and top hats, dresses and shawl, are looking into the windows at various prints. The street is a cobble stone with sewage drain located, bottom center of image. On top center, right we see a city lamp attached to the building. The right side of the building is cast in shadow, indicating that the sun is coming from the left.