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Optical view of the Reims Cathedral (France)
Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830

19th Century optical view in original watercolors of the Reims Cathedral (France)
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183019th Century
  • Date : circa 1830
  • Century : 19th Century
  • Period : Louis-Philippe Ier
  • Technique : Strong water etching
  • Paper : Vellum paper
  • Publisher : Basset
  • Place of publication : Paris
  • Passepartout : 50.0 x 65.0 cm
  • Sheet : 32.0 x 51.0 cm
  • Plate : 25.0 x 39.0 cm
  • Inventory N° : FR-03182
450€
(Frame not included)
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  • Passepartout included
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Original title

VUE DE LA CATHEDRALE DE RHEIMS

Mentions

A Paris chez BASSET Rue St Jacques N° 64

Description

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830, depicting a view of the Reims Cathedral (France).

During the 18th Century, several renowned establishments in Paris, London (England), Augsburg (Germany) and Bassano (Italy) were specialized in the creation of these optical views. They could be viewed alone or through a zograscope, a wooden foot surmounted by a lens which enlarged the image and accentuated the perspective effect. They could also be placed in optical boxes, the spectator then looked inside the box through the lens. This distraction was greatly appreciated in the 18th Century in the salons of the bourgeoisie and the nobility as in the countryside thanks to the hawkers.

These etchings are nowadays exhibited in museums around the world and extremely appreciated by collectors and decorators for their historical interest and their high decorative value.

Museums & Archives

The Bibliothèque nationale de France owns a copy of this optical view in its collections. For more details on this print please consult the site : Vue de la cathedrale de rheims

Condition report

A restored tear in the right margin (4cm)

This strong water etching is listed in these categories :

Reims Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Reims is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the French city of Reims. The cathedral was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is famous for being the traditional location for the coronation of the kings of France.

The cathedral church is thought to have been founded by Bishop Saint Nicasius in the early 5th century. Marking an important conversion, Clovis, King of the Franks, was baptized a Christian here about a century later. Construction of the present Reims Cathedral began in the 13th century and concluded in the 15th century.

The prestige of the Holy Ampulla and the political power of the Archbishop of Reims resulted from King Henry I of France, who was crowned here in 1027 and permanently established Reims Cathedral as the location of the coronation of the French monarch. All but seven of France's future kings would be crowned at Reims.

The coronation of Charles VII in 1429 marked the reversal of the course of the Hundred Years' War, due in large part to the actions of Joan of Arc. She is memorialized at Reims Cathedral with two statues: an equestrian statue outside the church and another within the church.

The Optical View

The Galerie Napoléon is pleased to propose to you this strong water etching printed 192 years ago (around 1830).

As for all the antique prints in our catalogue, this optical view VUE DE LA CATHEDRALE DE RHEIMS datant de 1830 is dispatched worldwide within 24H in a Secured packaging, accompanied by its certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the name of the artists (draughtsman, engraver, editor), the impression process used (Strong water) and its date (1830).

In order to guarantee a perfect conservation in time, this strong water etching is dispatched, ready to be framed, under museum quality color passepartout (manufactured without acid in the pulp for a neutral pH) on a cream mountboard made from carton bois (also acid free & neutral pH), in a luxurious portfolio.

History of the Optical views

At the apogee of the mode for optical views, between 1750 and 1790, four European cities specialized in their edition: Paris (France), London (England), Augsburg (Germany) and Bassano (Italy).

Optical views are prized in very different social circles : pleasant recreation in aristocratic salons, the views are admired in beautiful and richly decorated optical boxes which are real works of art. The show was transformed into a real scientific experiment. But the optical views also entertained the people who were in a hurry when a hawker set up a box on a market and began to narrate the extraordinary events that had taken place in a more or less distant and inaccessible country.

There are three categories in the production of optical views.

  • Topographic views: Cities, Monuments, Ports, Distant regions, reproduced with more or less accuracy, depending on the documents available to the engraver. It is obvious that the authors of these prints had not seen these territories. They therefore recomposed these landscapes by compiling various engravings and drawings, which explains many fantasies.
  • The historical scenes : Inaugurations, Coronations, Battles, Fires or Natural disasters form a subject that the people are fond of.
  • Views with a religious or moralizing theme. For educational value, these prints were mainly produced by Parisian publishers in the rue Saint-Jacques.

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