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Auction 123, Lot 539

"Aspect General de Paris, Prise a Vol d'Oiseau de l'Entree des Champs-Elysees", Testard, Jacques Alphonse

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Black & White

32.3 x 20.5 inches
82 x 52.1 cm

A beautiful bird's-eye etching of Paris looking along the Champs-Elysee and the Seine from the west. It is filled with meticulously engraved depictions of the Obelisk, Arc de Triomphe, Isle de la Cite, and many other points of interest. The view is populated by many figures in carriages, on horses and walking about the city. This is an uncommon engraving, and the only title that we could find for the artist.


Condition: A

A superb impression on a strong, clean sheet. The wide original margins have a short tear, well away from the image.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 2/20/2008