Fontainebleau St. Cloud France c.1850-60's Lot x 5 lovely old color printsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Fontainebleau & St. Cloud- France).
Issued Paris, c.1850-60's. Printed by Lemercier.
Unique and very nice lot of five (5) antique mid-19th centrury lithographed prints. Each with detailed and very pleasing original hand color, enhanced by careful gum arabic application which imparts a visual sheen unique to this era.
All are visually attractive, scattered age spotting (small foxing), overall all remain mostly clean and nice condition: any age flaws or condition issues are very minor and easy to forgive or overlook.
Each print displays a unique patina of time nearly impossible to recreate in a modern printed example. A beautiful lot of fine images.
Titles include four views of Fontainebleau:
Vue Generale prise au dessus du parterre.
Cour des Fontaines et Etang.
Porte du Donjon ou Baptistere de Louis XIII.
and one view of St. Cloud: Vue des Cascades.
Sheets all measure c. 8" x 11 1/2".
Printed areas measure c. 5" x 7 1/4".