Early in his photographic career, Eugène Atget photographed laborers in the countryside, such as the harvesters pictured here, so reminiscent of those in many 19th-century French paintings. Atget’s earliest stock of photographs, intended as aids for artists, included “landscapes, animals, flowers, monuments, documents, and foregrounds for painters.”


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Artist
Eugène Atget, French, 1857–1927
Title
Faucheur (Somme)
Reaper (Somme)
Date
before 1900
Medium
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions
Image: 6 3/4 × 8 11/16 in. (17.2 × 22.1 cm) Sheet: 6 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (17.6 × 22.1 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Englander

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2018.214
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Israel Englander; given to MFAH 2010.