NamesAvery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904 (Collector)Méryon, 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
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print CollectionShelf locator: MEZAC
TopicsParis (France)Bridges -- France -- ParisBalloons (Aircraft)Seine River (France)Palais de justice (Paris, France)
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the Office of Special Collections.Content: DW22 and DW39 were not included by Loys Delteil in this set since they were unpublished.Content: DW26 includes pencil inscriptions by artist to an unidentified man.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 34(III/XII)
Physical DescriptionExtent: State noted with standard reference number.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG97-F593NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13512928Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16560980-c614-012f-8d5f-58d385a7bc34
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