Title: Une Matinée d'Hiver au quai de l'Hotel de Dieu (The Cab Stand)
Dimensions: Image: 9 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches (23.8 x 32.1 cm);
Sheet: 11 7/16 × 16 1/8 inches (29.1 × 41 cm)
Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895
Works of art produced in the latter part of the nineteenth century in Paris begin to show a wider range of people populating its streets—including women unaccompanied by men, previously less seen in views of the city. Félix Buhot’s chilly vision of an early morning on the Quai de l’Hotel-Dieu, still shrouded in darkness, shows a row of horse-drawn cabs awaiting passengers, while a woman carrying an umbrella walks at right. (Andrew C. Weislogel, "Mirror of the City: The Printed View in Italy and Beyond, 1450–1940," catalogue accompanying an exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, curated by Andrew C. Weislogel and Stuart M. Blumin, and presented at the Johnson Museum August 11–December 23, 2012)
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