1945 Print Rousseau Notre Dame Paris France Bridge Seine River France Flag FZ7

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This is an original 1945 color print of the view of Notre Dame in Paris, France (Republique Française) from across the River Seine. The cathedral was one of the first in the world to utilize flying buttresses, and is considered one of the best examples of European Gothic architecture. The cathedral was completed around 1345, but was unfortunately desecrated during the French Revolution. It was reconstructed in the 19th century by Eugène Violett-le-Duc. The caption writes, "Eight centuries of French art: a view of Paris (1909) showing Notre Dame (1163)."

CONDITION

This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 7.25 inches; 23 x 18 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 piece was illustrated by Rousseau, Henri. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (1844-1910) was a native of Laval, Mayenne in the Loire Valley of France. He was most recognized as a Post Impressionist and primitive painter. The majority of Rousseau's art centered on jungle scenes, though interestingly, Rousseau had never seen a jungle; in fact, he had never left France. He is said to have been inspired by the botanical gardens of Paris, wildlife taxidermy, and illustrated books. Rousseau claimed to be self taught, though he admittedly received guidance from Academic artists Félix Auguste-Clément and Jean-Léon Gérome.

Keywords specific to this image: cathedral, religious art, religion

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