Lithograph with fine hand-colouring, very scarce; sheet 420 x 265mm (16½ x 10½"). Slight staining lower right off image.
The chapel of Père Lachaise Cemetery in the suburbs of Paris, with funerary procession. Completed in 1823, the chapel was designed by the neo-classical architect Étienne-Hippolyte Godde (1781-1869), who was also responsible for the entrance to the cemetery. The immense mausoleum of politician and historian Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) was later built next to it. 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 115.1
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