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1864 Paris -1951 Sucy-en-Brie


Les Fortifications - 1900


Lithograph printed in 12 colours on smooth wove paper. Plate 5 from the series ‘Les Paysages Parisiens’. Printed & published by Eugène Verneau. It is signed and monogrammed with a red stamp in the plate. Framed.

Size of sheet: 63 x 90 cm. 


Levasseur 22. 


A few small tears, professionally restored, in the margins, otherwise in very good condition.



Henri Rivière: Les Fortifications

  • Here the Sacré-Coeur, seen from the North, is still under construction, as is the bell tower, of which only the scaffolding immediately to the left of the building is seen. Rivière probably executed this drawing from the current Porte de Clignancourt. The railway that can be seen is the line that joins the Gare du Nord. 

    The preparatory drawing for this work is in the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris.

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