Auction 140, Lot 552

"[Notre Dame de Paris in Snow]",

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1908 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12.3 x 12 inches
31.2 x 30.5 cm

Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877-1942) was a Czech painter, etcher, and woodcut artist. He traveled extensively, painting images of his travels, most notably of Prague, New York, and Paris. Simon's style was strongly influenced by the French Impressionists and Japanese printmaking techniques. This colored etching depicts Notre Dame overlooking the Seine River in winter, with the city of Paris covered in a blanket of snow. Signed in pencil by the artist at lower right. His unique monogram (initials TFS in the form of a Japanese character) is both in the etching and in the margin at lower left. According to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Graphic Art - T.F. Simon compiled by Arthur Novak in 1937, Simon printed only 200 of these etchings.


Condition: A

Faint toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/23/2012