1875 Steel Engraving Thomas Allom Hotel De Ville Paris Place Landmark XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white steel engraving which depicts the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France, as it would have looked during the early 18th century. It has been the site of multiple important historical events over the years, and today it continues to serve a political function by housing the offices of the Mayor of Paris.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss mark in the upper left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 6 inches; 20 x 15 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.

This piece was illustrated by Allom, Thomas. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Photography by J. Saddler.

Keywords specific to this image: building, historical, tourist, sight

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