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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Rue Cortot, Paris

Artwork

Identifier:
2008.406.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Watercolor on Paper on Board
Date:
1899
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.875 in Width: 14.875 in
Note: (27.62 x 37.78 cm)
Description:
The various residences along the cobblestoned Rue Cortot in Montmatre was the home of many famous artists through the years. The street is identified by a sign placed high on the building at the left in Alten's watercolor. Signed/inscr/dated: M. Alten/Paris/99 lower left
Historical Context:
The cobblestone Rue Cortot in Montmatre was home for many well known artists throughout the years. The street is identified in this watercolor by a sign placed high on the building at the left. The 1902 Second Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art included a watercolor painting titled, "A Corner of the Town." As this exhibition included several of Alten's French paintings, it is possible that this painting, Rue Cortot, Paris, was the painting shown. The exhibition is therefore noted here for possible reference. While the exact location of Alten's Paris residence is unknown, the area around the cobble-stoned Rue Cortot housed many artists and provided numerous picturesque urban scenes.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
watercolors
works on paper
Library of Congress Subjects
Streets in art
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ PEW Campus (Grand Rapids) ➜ Richard M. DeVos Center ➜ Building E (DEV) ➜ 2nd Floor (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; Second floor; Outside of gallery