Research Catalog

Eaux-fortes sur Paris

Title
Eaux-fortes sur Paris [graphic] / C. Meryon.
Author
Méryon, Charles, 1821-1868.
Publication
1850-1861.

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Additional Authors
  • Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
  • Burty, Philippe, 1830-1890.
  • Delâtre, Auguste, 1822-1907.
  • Wasset, A.
  • S.P. Avery Collection.
Description
  • 36 prints : etching, drypoint, woodcut; 24.8 x 32.1 cm. or smaller.
  • 1 drawing : pencil ;
Summary
Set of etchings of views of Paris, partially inspired by Victor Hugo. Includes views of Ile de la Cité, Notre-Dame, Palais de justice, Panthéon, Pont-Neuf, the Seine and the tomb of Molière, along with many other architectural structures and details including apses, bridges, buttresses, chimneys, church buildings, civic facilities, clock towers, colonnades, columns, gable roofs, gargoyles, grotesques, morgues, pumps, smoke stacks, towers and turrets. Other subjects include albatrosses or seagulls, balloons, barges, boats, covered wagons, crests, crows or ravens, dedications, drowning victims, ducks, heraldry, limestone, moons, pilings, scaffolding, ships and streets. Many prints are present in more than one state, some on colored paper and one is a reproductive print. Some prints printed by Auguste Delâtre and some bear the artist's monogram.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Cityscape prints – French – 19th century.
  • Title pages – French – 19th century.
  • Drawings – French – 19th century.
  • Etchings – French – 19th century.
Note
  • Title from Loys Delteil and Harold Wright, Catalogue raisonné of the etchings of Charles Meryon.
  • According to Loys Delteil, Meryon published this set in 3 parts between 1852 and 1854, although according to James D. Burke in Charles Meryon Prints & Drawings, it is not certain that this was actually accomplished. An edition was printed by Auguste Delâtre in 1861 after Meryon retouched some of the plates.
  • DW26 includes pencil inscriptions by artist to an unidentified man. DW35 and DW38 include pencil notations by artist either describing the state or proposing changes for future states, which he later carried out. DW36 includes pencil verses by artist of an early version of L'Hôtellerie de la Mort.
  • DW22 and DW39 were not included by Loys Delteil in this set since they were unpublished.
  • The states are listed according to Harold Wright's updated edition of Loys Delteil, Catalogue raisonné of the etchings of Charles Meryon. Other catalogs list the states differently.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • S. P. Avery Collection.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Holdings checked in departmental copy of Loys Delteil and Harold Wright, Catalogue raisonné of the etchings of Charles Meryon.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. DW23 bears collector's mark of unidentified French collection (Lugt 160) DW29 bears portion of unidentified collector's mark. DW34 and DW35 bear collector's mark of Phillipe Burty (Lugt 413) DW38 bears collector's mark of A. Wasset (Lugt 200)
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.
Contents
  • DW17. Eaux-fortes sur Paris par C. Meryon -- DW18. Dédicace à Reynier Nooms, dit Zeeman -- DW19. Ancienne porte du Palais du justice -- DW21. Armes symboliques de la ville de Paris -- DW22. Fluctuat nec mergitur -- DW22. Fluctuat nec mergitur (reproductive woodcut) -- DW23. Le stryge (4th state) -- DW23. Le stryge (5th state) -- DW23. Le stryge (8th state) -- DW24. Le Petit Pont (preparatory drawing) -- DW24. Le Petit Pont (3rd state) -- DW24. Le Petit Pont (4th state) -- DW25. L'arche du Pont Notre-Dame (4th state) -- DW25. L'arche du Pont Notre-Dame (4th state, on greenish paper) -- DW26. La galerie Notre-Dame (3rd state) -- DW27. La rue des mauvais garcons, Paris (3rd state) -- DW28. La Tour de l'horloge (4th state) -- DW29. Tourelle de la rue de la Tixéranderie (3rd state) -- DW30. Saint-Etienne-du-Mont (4th state) -- DW30. Saint-Etienne-du-Mont (8th state) -- DW31. La pompe Notre-Dame (6th state, on greenish paper) -- DW32. La petite pompe (2nd state) -- DW33. Le Pont-Neuf (6th state, on greenish paper) -- DW33. Le Pont-Neuf (7th state) -- DW33. Le Pont-Neuf (9th state) -- DW34. Le Pont-au-change (3rd state, on greenish paper) -- DW34. Le Pont-au-change (5th state) -- DW34. Le Pont-au-change (10th state) -- DW34. Le Pont-au-change (11th state) -- DW35. L'Espérance -- DW36. La morgue (3rd state) -- DW36. La morgue (4th state) -- DW36. La morgue (7th state)
  • DW37. L'Hôtellerie de la mort -- DW38. L'Abside de Notre-Dame de Paris (4th state) -- DW39. O Toi dégustateur -- DW40. Le Tombeau de Molière (2nd state)
Call Number
MEZAC
Author
Méryon, Charles, 1821-1868.
Title
Eaux-fortes sur Paris [graphic] / C. Meryon.
Imprint
1850-1861.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Print Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Cite As:
S. P. Avery Collection.
Linking Entry
Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.
Indexes
Holdings checked in departmental copy of Loys Delteil and Harold Wright, Catalogue raisonné of the etchings of Charles Meryon.
Provenance
Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. DW23 bears collector's mark of unidentified French collection (Lugt 160) DW29 bears portion of unidentified collector's mark. DW34 and DW35 bear collector's mark of Phillipe Burty (Lugt 413) DW38 bears collector's mark of A. Wasset (Lugt 200)
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Added Author
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Collector
Burty, Philippe, 1830-1890. Collector
Delâtre, Auguste, 1822-1907. Printer
Wasset, A. Collector
S.P. Avery Collection.
Research Call Number
MEZAC
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