A rare Charles Meryon Portrait of De Casimir Le Conte Plate inscribed work as C. MERYON DEL AQUA FORTE 1856, APRE G.B.(Boulanger). This large work measures 10.5" x 13.5" on a larger sheet of thin antique Laid paper (17" x 23") in very good condition.
Recored in the artist catalogue of Detail # 77.
Eugène-Casimir Villatte, Comte d'Oultremont (14 April 1770 - 14 May 1834) fought in the French army during the Wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. He rose to command a division at many of the important battles in the Peninsular War. His is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe.
Charles Méryon (23 November 1821 – 13 February 1868), was a French artist, who worked almost entirely in etching, as he suffered from colour-blindness. Although now little-known in the English-speaking world, he is generally recognised as the most significant etcher of 19th century France. He also suffered from mental illness, dying in an asylum. His most famous work is a series of views of Paris.
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