MERYON Charles (1821 - 1868) - PANORAMIC... - Lot 217 - Eric Caudron

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MERYON Charles (1821 - 1868) - PANORAMIC... - Lot 217 - Eric Caudron
MERYON Charles (1821 - 1868) - PANORAMIC VIEW of "SAN FRANCISCO". 1856. Large etching plate. Ref : Delteil, n°73. Schneiderman, no. 54. Posthumous edition printed on wove paper. Good margins. The plate was commissioned for 1,200 francs by bankers Jules Beyerque and François-Alfred Pioche, who specialized in real estate negotiations. The tablet shows their portraits and initials. It seems that this engraving was intended to support a fraudulent scheme to sell shares in a fictitious Franco-Californian company. One of the artist's most famous works. 37 x 107 cm - Condition A (Good condition).
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