Auction 133, Lot 454

"[Lot of 2] Veue de la Grande Fasade du Louvre, du cote d'Orient [and] Veue du Chateau du Louvre par la Cour", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Beautes de la France

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 9.5 inches
32.5 x 24.1 cm

Pair of attractive views of the Louvre, the royal palace until Louis XIV moved the court to Versailles in 1682. First show the celebrated Colonnade designed by Le Vau and Claude Perrault. The second depicts the Cour Carree, the great square court constructed by Le Vau.


Condition: A

Lightly toned, mostly in the margins with a minor chip in one top margin.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010