A View of one of the Wings of Fontainebleau taken from the Court of Fountains.
Hand coloured engraving, image 195 x 430mm, 7¾ x 17". Laid on card in near-contemporary presentation by or for collector 'E J Myles'; inscribed to verso with his name (probably signature) in ink, and numbered '38'. Print trimmed to image; extremities/(card) margin over painted in black, with inscription detached and pasted to verso, as often. Some staining and scuffing, corners clipped and creased. Fine contemporary colour.
Figures disembarking from elaborate rowing barges, into the gardens of the Palace of Fontainebleau, not far from Paris, France. Fontainebleau is one of the largest and most imposing French royal châteaux. The palace as it is today is the work of many French monarchs, building on an early 16th century structure of Francis I. A copy of the print by Jacques Rigaud (1681 - 1754).
[Ref: 21760] £180.00