Paris – Louvre et la Seine, Le. Vue prise du Pont-neuf. On the left bank the Collège des Quatre Nations (Collège Mazarin, Palais de l’Institut), since 1805 conference venue of the Académie française and connected with the Louvre by the richly busy Pont des Arts. Front left presumably the spit of Île de la Cité with pavilion, on the Seine lighters. Accessory figures on the quais de Conti & du Louvre. Glazed colored lithograph by Aubrun after Philippe Benoist (Genève 1813 – about 1905). (1857-60.) Inscribed: Nantes, lith. Charpentier, Edit. – Paris, quai des Augustins, 55. / 59 / Ph. Benoist del. Aubrun lith., otherwise as above. 10⅜ × 14⅛ in (26.5 × 36 cm).
PARIS DANS SA SPLENDEUR LIX (“documentarily important series of lithographs”). – Benoist was
“ pupil of Louis Jacques Daguerre who , coming from photography ,
imparted to him the importance of details and under whose influence he specialized himself on precise, perspectively accurate architecural views; mainly working in Vincennes” (AKL IX, 132). – On light cardboard.
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