Modern Paris
Artistic Strategies
Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1872-1873.

Behind them are railway tracks leading to the Gare Saint-Lazare, then the largest train station in Paris. The Station is suggested by the cloud of steam at center and the signalman's hut.

In the right background you can see one of the large masonry pillars and the end of the iron gridwork of the pont de l'Europe -- the bridge that funneled six city streets across the tracks. On the left is the facade and entryway of Manet's studio.

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