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Church at Auvers

1855
(French, 1813–1889)
Image: 33.4 x 43.7 cm (13 1/8 x 17 3/16 in.); Matted: 55.9 x 66 cm (22 x 26 in.)
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Baldus’s prodigious and compelling documentation of French historic buildings earned him recognition as one of the first great French architectural photographers. This image of Notre-Dame at Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, is from a sequence of 50 views of the railroad stations and principal sites along the route between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Paris. This Gothic-style village church was once a chapel for a manor house that has since disappeared. Almost 35 years after Baldus’s composition, and only a short time before his own suicide, Vincent van Gogh painted a large, bold canvas of the church’s apse and bell tower.
Church at Auvers

Church at Auvers

1855

Édouard Baldus

(French, 1813–1889)
France, 19th century

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