Rouen. La Grosse Horloge.
London Published by Thos Fisher 1 Hanway St [n.d., c.1840].
Hand-coloured lithograph, image 265 x 165mm. 10˝ x 6˝". Fine colour.
[The Gros-Horloge or Great Clock of Rouen] The was a clock on the site in the early 15th Century but this archway and clock faces, were built between 1527-1529. On the two Renaissance clock faces, a single hand indicates the hour. Under the number VI, a divinity associated with the day of the week appears at noon on a chariot. Above the clock face, a globe indicates the phase of the moon. Rouen was traditionally known for its wool industry and Victor Hugo described it as “The city of 100 steeples”. Rouen was a popular subject with other artist like Samuel Prout and Richard Parkes Bonnington.
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