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Optical view of the Palais Bourbon in Paris (France)
Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset & Debour et Gangel in Paris circa 1840

19th Century optical view in original watercolors of the Palais Bourbon in Paris (France)
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184019th Century
  • Date : circa 1840
  • Century : 19th Century
  • Period : Louis-Philippe Ier
  • Technique : Strong water etching
  • Paper : Vellum paper
  • Publisher : Basset & Debour et Gangel
  • Place of publication : Paris
  • Passepartout : 50.0 x 65.0 cm
  • Sheet : 35.0 x 54.0 cm
  • Plate : 27.0 x 39.0 cm
  • Inventory N° : FR-03219
500€
(Frame not included)
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Passepartout included
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Original title

VUE DE LA CHAMBRE DES DEPUTES

Mentions

  • A Paris chez Basset, Rue S. Jacques N° 64.
  • Dembour et Gangel, éditeurs, à Metz.

Description

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset & Debour et Gangel in Paris circa 1840, depicting a view of the Palais Bourbon in Paris (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.

Condition report

Very good state

This strong water etching is listed in these categories :

Bourbon Palace

The Palais Bourbon is the name commonly given to the building which houses the National Assembly, located on the Quai d 'Orsay, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, in the row of the Pont de la Concorde and the Place de la Concorde .

The Palace remained the property of the princes of Condé, dukes of Bourbonnais until the French Revolution. Under the Restoration, the Prince of Condé wanted to recover his property. He repossessed the Hôtel de Lassay, but was forced to rent the Palace transformed into a hemicycle to the Chamber of Deputies

The Optical View

The Galerie Napoléon is pleased to propose to you this strong water etching printed 182 years ago (around 1840).

As for all the antique prints in our catalogue, this optical view VUE DE LA CHAMBRE DES DEPUTES datant de 1840 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 (1840).

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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