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title unknown (The grand staircase of Palais Garnier)
  • unknown maker from Europe
  • title unknown (The grand staircase of Palais Garnier), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.420

A view of the grand staircase of the Palais Garnier as seen from the Grand Foyer looking to the upper levels of the building. At the base of the divergent staircase is a female torchère on each side. Double colossal columns stretch three stories. Second-Empire Beaux-Arts opulence decorates the ceiling and walls.