Meryon, Charles (French, 1821-1868). L'ARCHE DU PONTE NOTRE-DAME. S28iv, D25iv. Etching with drypoint, 1853. 6 x 7 3/4 inches; 153 x 195 mm. on a sheet measuring 8 5/8 x 11 5/16 inches; 219 x 288 mm. The fourth state of seven, with Meryon's name and address, date and "del. sculp. imp." all in cursive script. Provenance: Collection of Auguste Pequegnot (French printmaker, 1819-1878, who owned 16 of Meryon's prints), with his collector's stamp, lower right corner,, ("AP" in a circle, Lugt 160, as identified in Cohen, "Meryon at Chantilly, Print Quarterly, Vol 21, 2004, p. 427). On thin laid Japan paper. A superbly printed impression in excellent condition apart from a small hole in the margin, upper right, far from the image.
Inventory # 5863