Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

From Bas-Meudon, Old Lavoir

(French, 1864–1951)
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Support: Smooth cream wove paper
Image: 17 x 21.1 cm (6 11/16 x 8 5/16 in.); Sheet: 22.3 x 26.8 cm (8 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Fields p. 78, plate 29
Edition: 500 plus 50 deluxe
Location: not on view
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A close friend of Edgar Degas’s and a prolific printmaker, Henri Rivière set out to fully represent the Paris of his day through a series of 36 widely varying perspectives. Each image was united by the presence of the distinctive Eiffel Tower. The city’s laundry industry features throughout the prints, which centers on a weathered wash boat in Bas-Meudon, an industrial suburb both physically and mentally removed from Paris, barely visible in the distance.
From Bas-Meudon, Old Lavoir

From Bas-Meudon, Old Lavoir


Henri Rivière, Printed by Verneau

(French, 1864–1951)
France, early 20th century

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