Charles Meryon etching printed in 1852. This is from the eighth state, of nine, and one of 600 impressions printed for L’Artiste (Vol.5. No.13, 1852). This is printed in brown ink on chine coll and on wove paper. There is spotting /foxing in the margins, but a mount would hide these and very slight handling folds, else good.
Plate size 172 x 252 mm (7 x 10.5 inches approx)
Page size 240 x 320
Reference: Schneiderman 26;B.45; Wright 15; DW31 : Schneidermann states that the plate was reduced in size in state III. ‘The pump house was one of several that supplied Paris with water from the Seine. It was located on the Pont Notre-Dame, but was demolished in 1858. The scene is viewed from Water level, at a point in the river, and the towers of Notre Dame are visible in the distance.’