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Title

Pont Neuf

1999
printed 1999-2005


Artist

Lewis Morley

Hong Kong, England, Australia

16 Jun 1925 - 03 Sep 2013


About

Paris has long held a special interest in Lewis Morley’s life. In the early fifties Morley lived in the city as a young art student/painter for several years. A repeat visitor to the city throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties, Morley’s body of work comprises countless images of Paris. These have included those taken at the Musée Rodin, Luxembourg Gardens as well as numerous scenes of life as it unfolds such as on the Rue de Rivoli or at the flea markets (as featured in the AGNSW’s 2006 exhibition ‘Lewis Morley’). In this image of the Pont Neuf, Morley records Paris’s oldest standing bridge as it beautifully straddles the river Seine which flows beneath it. Whilst the Pont Neuf lacks the immediate iconographic punch of Paris’s other famous landmark, the Eiffel tower, the bridge is synonymous with the graceful beauty of the city that Morley cherishes.


Details


Dates

1999
printed 1999-2005


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

16.4 x 24.3 cm image; 20.2 x 25.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r.c., black ink "Morley 99". Dated l.l.c., black ink "... 99".


Credit

Anonymous gift 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

240.2007


Artist information

Lewis Morley

Works in the collection

169