Auction 124, Lot 482

"Paris Vue Prise du Pont de la Concorde", Lalanne, Maxime

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
24.5 x 14.6 inches
62.2 x 37.1 cm

An exquisite, large etching of Paris viewed from the Seine with the Pont de la Concorde in the foreground. The Palais du Louvre is visible on the left of the view and the spires of Notre Dame are faintly visible in the distance. The etching is signed in the plate in the lower left, with the imprint of Lalanne below. A very scarce example.

Maxime Lalanne was the author of several important books on the subject of etching and was at the forefront of the French revival of etching during the 1860's. He was a founding member of the Societe des Aqua-fortistes, along with Cadart, Ribot, Bracquemond, and Auguste Delatre (who printed this engraving.

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Condition: A

A strong, velvety impression on a heavy sheet with wide margins. A little faint toning in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/7/2008

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