Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris

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October 28 – December 3, 2005

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Rue des Reims (disparue), 1865-1869
11 3/8 X 10 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Quai de Montebello, 1865-69
9 X 14 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Rue des Pretres St. Etienne de la rue Descartes, 1865-1869
12 1/4 X 10 3/8 inches
Albumen print from wet collodion negative; printed c. 1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Place de l'Opera, 1865-69
14 1/8 X 10 3/8 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 1865-69
14 1/4 X 10 3/8 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Parc Monceau (Globe en cristal), 1865-69
14 1/4 X 10 3/4 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Candelabre du Canal St. Martin, 1865-69
14 X 10 1/8 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lanterne suspendue (Cour Napoleon III), 1865-69
14 3/8 X 9 9/16 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Cour des Fountaines, 1865-69
14 1/8 X 10 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pont des Saints Peres, 1865-69
14 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Candelabre du pont de la Concorde, 1865-69
14 1/4 X 9 3/4 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Hotel de la Marine, 1865-69
14 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ecole des Mines, 1865-69
13 3/4 X 9 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Entree principale), 1865-69
14 1/8 X 10 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Theatre du Vaudville, 1865-69
14 1/4 X 10 1/4 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Opera (Colonne rostrale), 1865-69
13 7/8 X 10 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Candelabre console avec inscription des noms des rues, 1865-69
14 X 9 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Candelabre du Louvre, 1865-69
13 3/8 X 9 5/8 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Candelabre du Carrefour Gaillon, 1865-69
14 7/16 X 9 9/16 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Arts et Metiers (Ancien Modele), 1865-69
4 5/16 X 9 1/2 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Charles Marville: Streetlamps of Paris 2005 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Jardin du Luxembourg, 1865-69
14 X 10 inches
Albumen print from a wet-collodion negative; printed c.1865-69

Press Release

Charles Marville (1816-1879) is considered one of the masters of French 19th century photography and is in particular known for his exceptionally beautiful large-format albumen prints documenting Paris during the transformation of the city under Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann. After working as the official photographer for the Louvre during the 1850s, Marville was commissioned in the 1860s to produce a series of 425 views of the city, the “Album of Old Paris”. Beyond a simple record of the city this was considered a history of the Parisian streets before their destruction and consequent renovation and expansion under Haussmann.  Marville’s dynamic compositions filled with light and shadow preserved the small streets and corners of old Paris destined to be replaced.