Skip to Content

Le Pont au Change

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS
Image of Le Pont au Change

Bookmark and Share

Bookmark: http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/179471



Charles Meryon
French (1821 - 1868) Primary



Le Pont au Change

1854

Plate
6 1/8 in. x 13 in. (15.49 cm x 33.02 cm)
Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1935.4
Deanery.225 (Deanery Number)
Geography:
Europe, France
Classification:
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: French
Collection: Deanery Collection

Charles Meryon (1821-1868) was born in Paris, the son of a travelling English physician and a dancer at a Parisian opera house. After spending a few years in the French navy, he returned to Paris and began painting lessons. Meryon was born color-blind, however, a condition which disrupted his painting career and led him to study etching at the studio of Alexandre Bléry.

Meryon also suffered from mental illness throughout his life. His familiarity with poverty and melancholy shaped his artistic vision, and over the course of four years (1850-1854) he produced a series of twenty-two haunting and imaginative views of the streets, buildings, and bridges of Paris called "Eaux-fortes sur Paris."

This view of the Pont au Change shows Meryon’s mastery of water and sky, two elements which, along with the architecture of the city, he rendered with both precision and imagination. It hung in the Blue Room of the Deanery along with other prints from the same series and etchings of the American artist, James McNeill Whistler.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/179471 |title=Le Pont au Change |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/7/2020 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

Showing 1 of 1



Your current search criteria is: Object is "Le Pont au Change".

View current selection of records as:
CDWA Lite XML LIDO XML VRA Core 4 MODS XML Objects JSON