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Gorge at Eaux Chaudes, Pyrenees

Gorge at Eaux Chaudes, Pyrenees

c. 1855
(French, 1822–1859)
Image: 25.8 x 19.7 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/4 in.); Matted: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Little is known of the life and career of J. J. Heilmann. He was fascinated by the subject of civilized human life in the context of the primitive world. In this instance, the monumental stone bridge with a few tiny figures insert a human presence into what would otherwise be an overpowering natural setting. The arched structure is not only a reminder of the human ambition to compete with nature, it also blends in with the surrounding stone cliffs, suggesting a harmonious relationship.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E Hinson. Catalogue of Photography. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996. Reproduced: P. 194
  • CMA, November 20,1996 - February 2, 1997: "Legacy of Light: Master Photographs from the Cleveland Museum of Art."
    Legacy of Light: Master Photographs from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 24, 1996-February 2, 1997).
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Dec. 18, 1980 - Feb. 15, 1981: "After Daguerre: Masterworks of French Photography (1848-1900) from the Bibliothèque Nationale." Marbot, Bernard. After Daguerre: Masterworks of French Photography (1848-1900) from the Bibliothèque Nationale (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981). no. 76.
  • {{cite web|title=Gorge at Eaux Chaudes, Pyrenees|url=false|author=Jean-Jacques Heilmann|year=c. 1855|access-date=15 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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