Lithograph with fine hand-colouring, very scarce; sheet 420 x 265mm (16½ x 10½").
The tombs of Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, 1st Marquis de Grenade (1754-1818), François Joseph Lefebvre, First Duke of Danzig (1755-1820), and André Masséna, 1st Duke of Rivoli, 1st Prince of Essling (1758-1817), at Père Lachaise Cemetery in the suburbs of Paris. A soldier sits contemplating the tomb of Pérignon. All three commanders occupied prominent roles in the French military during the rule of Napoleon. Plate from 'Picturesque Views of the Principal Monuments in the Cemetery of Père La Chaise, near Paris', which comprised of ten coloured lithographs by John Thomas Serres (1759-1825). Serres, who like his father Dominic specialised in marine painting, was also a skilled printmaker although his later years were dogged by financial difficulties. Serres died in the same year that this volume was published.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Abbey 115.5/6/7
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