"Paris Vue Prise du Pont de la Concorde", Lalanne, Maxime
Subject: Paris, France
Period: 1867 (published)
Color: Black & White
24.8 x 14.7 inches
63 x 37.3 cm
This is 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 "Maxime Lalanne", with his imprint below the image. A very scarce example. Lalanne used several etching techniques in the production of the exceptional work.
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.
The image is beautiful with strong, dark impression with the raised ink evident to the touch. On a full sheet (28.5" x 19.8") of thick hand laid paper with very wide margins with two large watermarks including a crown. A little marginal soiling or staining, and a tiny paper abrasion in blank area of sky on left, otherwise fine.