Jean-Eugene-Auguste Atget L'Oranger (with Shadow of Photographer and His Camera)
Medium Albumen print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1890-1900c Print Date 1890-1900c
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 6-13/16 in. (216 x 173 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
The orange tree is a very famous image by Atget because the image includes a "self-portrait" of the shadow of the photographer and his large view camera. It iwas reportedly taken in Nice.
See: Szarkowski and Hambourg, The Work of Atget, Volume 1, Old France, p.29, pl.1; Didier Gayraud, La Photographie a Nice, Monaco et dans les Alpes-Maritimes au XIXe Siecle, (Academia Nissarda, 2016), p.43. There is a copy of this image in the Bibliotheque des arts decoratifs.
Provenance: Eugene Atget; Etienne-Jules Marey; family of photographer.
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