Fluctuat nec mergitur.
NamesMéryon, Charles (1821-1868) (Artist)Delâtre, Auguste (1822-1907) (Printer of plates)
Samuel Putnam Avery Collection
Eaux-fortes sur Paris.
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1850 - 1861Date Created: 1854 - 1861
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print CollectionShelf locator: MEZAC
NotesContent: According to Loys Delteil, Meryon published this set in 3 parts between 1852 and 1854, although according to James D. Burke in Charles Meryon Prints & Drawings, it is not certain that this was actually accomplished. An edition was printed by Auguste Delatre in 1861 after Meryon retouched some of the plates.Content: Admission is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.Content: DW22 and DW39 were not included by Loys Delteil in this set since they were unpublished.Content: DW26 includes pencil inscriptions by artist to an unidentified man. DW35 and DW38 include pencil notations by artist either describing the state or proposing changes for future states, which he later carried out. DW36 includes pencil verses by artist of an early version of L'Hotellerie de la Mort.Content: Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.Content: Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. DW23 bears collector's mark of unidentified French collection (Lugt 160) DW29 bears portion of unidentified collector's mark. DW34 and DW35 bear collector's mark of Phillipe Burty (Lugt 413) DW38 bears collector's mark of A. Wasset (Lugt 200)Content: Holdings checked in departmental copy of Loys Delteil and Harold Wright, Catalogue raisonne of the etchings of Charles Meryon.Content: S. P. Avery Collection.Content: Set of etchings of views of Paris, partially inspired by Victor Hugo. Includes views of Ile de la Cite, Notre-Dame, Palais de justice, Pantheon, Pont-Neuf, the Seine and the tomb of Moliere, along with many other architectural structures and details including apses, bridges, buttresses, chimneys, church buildings, civic facilities, clock towers, colonnades, columns, gable roofs, gargoyles, grotesques, morgues, pumps, smoke stacks, towers and turrets. Other subjects include albatrosses or seagulls, balloons, barges, boats, covered wagons, crests, crows or ravens, dedications, drowning victims, ducks, heraldry, limestone, moons, pilings, scaffolding, ships and streets. Many prints are present in more than one state, some on colored paper and one is a reproductive print. Some prints printed by Auguste Delatre and some bear the artist's monogram.Content: The states are listed according to Harold Wright's updated edition of Loys Delteil, Catalogue raisonne of the etchings of Charles Meryon. Other catalogs list the states differently.Content: Title from Loys Delteil and Harold Wright, Catalogue raisonne of the etchings of Charles Meryon.Citation/reference: DW 22(reproduction)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG97-F593NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13512928Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0f6df6f0-c614-012f-74e3-58d385a7bc34
Rights StatementWe believe that this item has no known US copyright restrictions. The item may be subject to rights of privacy, rights of publicity and other restrictions. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.
Item timeline of events