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Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Louvre, Façade rue de Rivoli, Paris

Louvre, Façade rue de Rivoli, Paris

(French, 1813–1889)
Image: 28 x 21.8 cm (11 x 8 9/16 in.); Paper: 39.9 x 29.9 cm (15 11/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Like many early photographers, Edouard Baldus began as a painter.


Baldus took up photography in the 1840s and became renowned for his architectural views. In 1854, he was commissioned to record construction of the New Louvre, Emperor Napoleon III’s project to build wings that would join the Louvre and Tuileries Palaces and create a vast courtyard. You can enter that courtyard through the arch hidden from view here between the pairs of columns, where you will find the glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1988.
  • ?-2021
    William S. and Margaret Lipscomb, Shaker Heights, OH, given to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    December 6, 2021
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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