The Porter's Lodge.
Lithograph with fine hand-colouring, very scarce; sheet 420 x 265mm (16½ x 10½"). Slight staining lower left.
Porter's lodge at the entrance to Père Lachaise Cemetery in the suburbs of Paris, with mourning visitors and view towards the city in the distance. 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 specialized 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 115.2
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