Le Pont St. Michel
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Eugène Béjot(Paris, France, August 31, 1867 - February 28, 1931, Paris, France)
Le Pont St. Michel, 1909
Etching and aquatint on paper
9 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (23.5 cm. x 14.61 cm.)
Bequest of Gerald Pomerat, 1980
Sheet: 13 3/4 x 8 5/16
Label for "Parisian Ecologies: The City Transformed in Nineteenth-Century Prints and Drawings" March 24 - June 25, 2022
These works illustrate an idealized relationship between the water and the modern city in the Belle Époque. Haussmann-era buildings, with the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral deliberately hidden from view, appear stacked behind a bridge that crosses the Seine River. The floating lantern was inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, which often included a motif of water in a rapidly urbanizing environment.
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- Parisian Ecologies: The City Transformed in Nineteenth-Century Prints and Drawings Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College , 3/24/2022 - 6/25/2022
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