Le Jardin du Chateau Gaillon.
Tinted lithograph on india, first subscriber's issue, laid on card as issued, original hand colour highlighted with gum arabic. India size 400 x 280mm, 15¾ x 11". Some toning of card.
A finely-coloured view of the gardens of the Château de Gaillon in northern France. It had been one of the finest renaissance castles in the country, but after being gutted by fire in 1764, reconstructed as a Carthusian monastery, vandalised during the Revolution and used as a prison under Napoleon, this scene shows only a ruined arcade. From the Subscription Edition of the work (which we haven't traced), issued in parts before the book was completed, with the print presented like a watercolour.
[Ref: 15351] £220.00