dark image in dark brown; street scene with white horse at center harnessed to wagon; shadowy figure at left lifting object over his head to a figure in another wagon behind horse

Trash Collectors, 1900

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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.669

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In the faint light of early morning, workers collect garbage to haul away. Edgar Chahine’s murky image presents these laborers as they may have been perceived by much of the general public, faceless and barely seen.

Details
Title
Trash Collectors
Artist Life
(naturalized, born Armenian in Austria), 1874-1947
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.35.669
Provenance
[Childs Gallery, Boston, until 1996; sold in April for PROO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (1996-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
Tabanelli 55 ii/ii Weisberg/Smithsonian 15
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dark image in dark brown; street scene with white horse at center harnessed to wagon; shadowy figure at left lifting object over his head to a figure in another wagon behind horse