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1910 Photogravure Pont Saint Benezet Medieval Bridge Avignon France Rhone XGCB8

1910 Photogravure Pont Saint Benezet Medieval Bridge Avignon France Rhone XGCB8

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This is an original 1910 sepia photogravure of "St. Bénézet's Bridge, Avignon." This early twentieth century image captures St. Bénézet's Bridge in Avignon, France. Started in 1177, the 920 meter bridge features 22 arches and was 4 meters wide. At the time of its completion eight years later, it was an imposing structure considered a marvel, providing the only crossing over the Rhône River between Lyon and the Mediterranean and attracting merchants and manufacturers, substantially contributing to the development of the city.

CONDITION

This 101+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Moderate water stain - bottom margin.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 4.5 inches; 17 x 11 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a 1910 collection depicting picturesque sites along the Rhône Valley of France, featuring Roman ruins, Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, and medieval towns nestled along the river. Printed on quality stock, the images capture and document the rich history of this area as it appeared at the turn-of-the-twentieth century, offering unique moments captured in time.

Keywords specific to this image: Sur le pont d'Avignon, Landscape, Medieval Engineering

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