Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux - RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON
RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON
Lithograph, 1824, Curtis 19, (ii/II); edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone with the printed signature. This is a fine impression printed on the usual chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good overall. There's a subtle suggestion of foxing in a couple of spots in the margins and a trace of old hinge adhesive at the top corners. Bonington was a remarkable draughtsman and this is an iconic image for the early history of lithography. He produced other lithographs for Baron Taylor's celebrated "Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans l'Ancienne France" which spanned the years 1820-1878 and this is among the finest. Unfortunately, Bonington died at a very young age.
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