Imp. Lith. de Villain.
Lithograph, sheet 395 x 540mm. 15½ x 21¼".
Antoine Ignace Melling (1763 - 1831), French painter and architect of German origins, sitting in a landscape. He was appointed in 1795 architect to the sister of the Ottoman sultan. He returned to Paris in 1803, and produced his 'Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore' between 1809-19 in 13 livraisons. Later, shortly before publication of this print, his 'Voyage pittoresque dans les Pyre´ne´es franc¸aises' appeared. Both titles are inscribed on the portfolio of sketches supported by his left hand. He was appointed landscape painter to the Empress Josephine.. By Pierre Roch Vigneron (1789 - 1872).
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