1875 Woodcut Chateau Marly Louis XIV View Entrance 17th Century France XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut which depicts the Château de Marly in France. It was here that King Louis XIV would escape to in order to avoid the formalities and gilded cage he was creating at Versailles. As it contained fewer rooms, it was more informal and required simplified protocols than what he had established for his courtiers, the perfect retreat in other words. Today, very little remains of the castle as it was demolished in the early 1800s.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches; 14 x 9 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: landmark, gate

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