Charles Meryon engravings for sale

French, 1821-1868

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La Galerie Notre Dame -  MERYON

La Galerie Notre Dame
Etching with engraving, 1853, Schneiderman 29 (iii/VI), Delteil-Wright 26 (iii/V); edition unknown. 11 x 6 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a superb, early, luminous impression of the very rare third state, before the the top borderline has been strengthened. The margins are full and the paper is a fine laid without a watermark. The condition is excellent other than for a modest little spot of discoloration in the lower margin and a tiny paper loss in the upper right corner of the sheet. This iconic image by Meryon is one of his finest prints. This impression is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet, Paris, and bears his stamp on the verso, lower left.
$8,000

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower) -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower)
Etching with engraving, 1852 and later, Schneiderman 23 (iv/X), Delteil-Wright (iv/X), edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper left. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper with an elaborate fleur-de-lis watermark bearing the letters HP. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine other than for an occasional handling mark and an incidental rust mark and minor marginal stain here and there. This early state still shows the horizontal mark in the blank are at bottom. This is removed in the fifth state. Early impressions such as this one are rare, indeed. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet (not in Lugt) with his collectors stamp on the verso, lower left.
SOLD

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower) -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower)
Etching with engraving, 1852 and later, Schneiderman 23 (iv/X), Delteil-Wright iv/X); edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb, luminous impression on cream laid paper with the watermark "D & C BLAUW." The margins are good measuring about 3/4" on all sides. The condition is fine other than for a tiny, imperceptible pinhole/paper imperfection in the smoke between the clock tower and the first turret. This stellar impression is from the collection of Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 3938) with his pencil initials on front of the sheet, lower right. Delteil-Wright notes that Haden purchased a fifth state impression from Del√Ętre for the Victoria & Albert Museum in December, 1860.
$7,500


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