Auction 121, Lot 537

"Lyon", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: France, Lyon

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 9.5 inches
34.3 x 24.1 cm

A lovely panorama of the walled city of Lyon, at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers, showing the Fourvière district on the adjacent hill with the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière perched on top. The foreground shows a landscape with locals traveling in and out of the city.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with a few spots of minor foxing, mostly confined to the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/26/2007