1876 Wood Engraving Francois Giradon Place Louis-le-Grand Vendome St Ovide XGGA9


This is an original 1876 black and white wood engraving of the St. Ovide Fair taking place in the Place Louis-le-Grand (now Place Vendôme) in Paris, France. The equestrian statue in the center is of Louis XIV for whom the square was named. It was created by François Giradon and was reputed to be the first equestrian sculpture of itskind to be cast in a single piece.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Light scuffing. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.25 x 6.5 inches; 23 x 17 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)

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Keywords specific to this image: Gaudon, costume