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This artwork, La Tour de L'Horloge (The Clock Tower, Paris) by Charles Meryon, is currently for sale at Harris Schrank Fine Prints.
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Charles Meryon, La Tour de L'Horloge (The Clock Tower, Paris)
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TITLE:  La Tour de L'Horloge (The Clock Tower, Paris)
ARTIST:  Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)
WORK DATE:  1852
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  etching with engraving on very thin Japan paper with small margins
EDITION/SET OF:  Third state (of 10)
SIZE:  h: 10.2 x w: 7.2 in / h: 25.9 x w: 18.3 cm
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Reference: Schneiderman 23, Delteil 28. Archival mounting (non-attached mylar hinging between acid free board, glassine cover). In very good condition. A fine early atmospheric impression, printed in dark brownish/black ink.

In this state the borderline at both sides has yet to be reinforced. There is still a thin horizontal line across the lower margin above the bottom platemark, which is removed in the fifth state. The margin below is blank, and several changes are made in successive states before the letters (the title, the publisher, the printer) are added in the sixth state.

Meryon probably printed this state, and the proofs of the next two states, personally; then a large edition of 600 was made for L'Artiste, printed by Delatre.

La Tour depicts the Clock Tower, restored in 1852, still partly covered with scaffolding, standing at the point where the Pont-au-Change meets the Ile de la Cite. The Pont is full of activity. The composition is actually a composite of two different views, not precisely what one would see from any angle, but aesthetically more satisfying to Meryon than the "real" views he had made in preparation for the print.

This is one of a number of fine Charles Meryon prints in our inventory; inquiries about these or other fine prints are always welcome.

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