Charles Méryon revisited

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Le Petit Pont (fifth state) (1850).

A short piece about the Paris etchings of Charles Méryon (1821–1868) was one of the first posts I made here. I’ve little to add to what I said four years ago other than to point out that the Internet Archive has The Etchings of Charles Méryon available for download, a rather fine collection of the artist’s Piranesi-like renderings of the city. The view below of Pont-Neuf through one of the Seine bridges is very Piranesian indeed and makes me wish Méryon had been as productive as his predecessor was with his Vedute di Roma.

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La Galerie Notre-Dame (third state) (1853).

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Le Pont-Neuf et La Samaritaine (third state) (1855).

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The etching and engraving archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Vedute di Roma
Charles Méryon’s Paris