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Early 20thC Paris in color — and on canvas

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A couple weeks ago the website Paris 1914 published a couple dozen Autochrome photographs of early 20th-century Paris. The photographs are in the collection of the Albert Kahn Museum and Gardens.  The images were pretty startling: The overwhelming majority of photographs of Paris from this period are in black and white.

The more I looked at the pictures, the more I realized how familiar many of these scenes were to art lovers. I thought it might be fun to share some scenes created by painters with the related photographs from the (very rough) period). If readers find others, feel free to post them in the comments!

Left: Rue Chénier/Rue Sainte-Foy, undated. Right: Pierre Bonnard, Narrow Street in Paris, 1897. Collection of The Phillips Collection, Washington.

Top: Auguste Leon, Rue de la Paix, 1919. Bottom: Manet, The Rue Mosnier with Flags, 1878. Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Top: Notre Dame, 1920. Bottom: Edward Hopper, Untitled, 1906-10.

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