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Promenade du Boulevart Italien (ou Petit Coblentz)

Desrais, Claude Louis

Paris. 1797
A striking hand-coloured etching of 'Promenade du Boulevart Italien' by Etienne Claude Voysard after a drawing by C. L. Desrais.

The boulevard, one of twenty 'grand boulevards' in Paris, received its name from the theatre des Italiens built on it in 1783, but became known as the Petit Coblentz after 1795, since many emigres gathered here from Koblenz, a popular place of exile. It was depicted by many artists, and is perhaps most well known through Pissarro's paintings.

The page has been trimmed, and is consequently missing the subtitles. The paper has some creases, particularly noticeable to the upper right of image.
Single sheet. (294 x 367 mm). Hand-coloured copper-plate etching on pale blue paper stock with title 'Promenade du Boulevart Italien' written in black; with additional hand-drawn black border.
#47403

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