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photograph - Shoes in the collections of the Musée de Cluny, Paris
  • Shoes in the collections of the Musée de Cluny, Paris
    Robert, Paul, born 1865 - died 1898
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Shoes in the collections of the Musée de Cluny, Paris

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1885-1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert, Paul, born 1865 - died 1898 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    349-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Photography Centre, Room 100, The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, case CA5

In the 19th century, many museums employed photographers to record their collections. These images were used both for documentation and education, and were available for artists, collectors and other institutions to buy. The shoes shown here, dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, are held in the collection of the Musée de Cluny (now the Musée du Moyen Age), in Paris.

Physical description

Albumen print depicting nine intricately embellished, pointed-toe shoes, six of which are pointing downward and the remaining three of which comprise a separate second row and face toe to the left

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1885-1898 (made)

Artist/maker

Robert, Paul, born 1865 - died 1898 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

526 Musee de Cluny Chaussures des XVIe et XVIIe siecles

Dimensions

Length: 250 mm, Height: 175 mm, :

Descriptive line

Albumen print probably by Paul Robert of 16th and 17th century French shoes in the collections of the Musée de Cluny, Paris

Labels and date

Photography Centre 2018-20:

Séraphin-Médéric Mieusement (1840–1905) and Paul Robert (1865–98)
Shoes in the collections of the Musée de Cluny, Paris
1885–98

In the 19th century, many museums employed photographers to record their collections. These images were used both for documentation and education, and were available for artists, collectors and other institutions to buy. The shoes shown here, dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, are held in the collection of the Musée de Cluny (now the Musée du Moyen Age), in Paris.

Albumen prints
Museum nos. 347, 349-1909; PH.1349-1905
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Collection

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