Auction 161, Lot 354

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"Vue du Cote du Nord de la Ville de Providence / North View of Providence", Milbert, J.

Subject: Providence, Rhode Island

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.9 x 8.1 inches
30.2 x 20.6 cm

Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the northeast US, accompanied by rich text describing his experiences with the people, culture, religion, and native fauna and flora. Milbert's views are notable for their artistic value and for serving as early examples of lithography. A handful of lithographers were commissioned to transfer Milbert's drawings onto stone, including Adam, Bichebois, Deroy, Dupressoir, Jacottet, Joly, Sabatier, Tirpenne and Villeneuve, and the work was published by Henry Gaugain.

This view depicts the city of Providence, Rhode Island. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with the exception of one faint stain along the neatline at right.

Estimate: $70 - $95

Sold for: $21

Closed on 2/8/2017

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