(France 1821 – 1868)
The morgue, Paris
- Temporary exhibitions gallery
- Further information
Meryon depicted the architecture of old Paris with supreme accuracy and clarity of detail, often imparting to his views an aura of strangeness and unreality. The scene features not only buildings of interest to Meryon but also a miniature melodrama. The lower left of the image shows a body which has recently been pulled from the river and is being taken to the mortuary. A crowd watches from the wall.
- 23.2 x 20.5 cm platemark; 29.5 x 24.8 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.l., [incised plate] "Charles Meryon... mdcccliv".
- Purchased 1938
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