[Paris]: Lithographie de C. Motte rue des Marais, no. 15, 1825. Item #05352
'Walks on the Parisian Quays'
A Wonderful Tour of the River Seine from Quai de Bourbon to Quai d'Orsay in Panorama Form
[PANORAMA]. MOTTE, Charles Étienne Pierre, lithographer. A Paris. Promenades sur les Quais. [Paris]: Lithographie de C. Motte rue des Marais, no. 15, [circa 1825]
A Spectacular hand colored lithograph (in nine sections) measuring 250 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches; 3616 x 98 mm.
[Captions on top]: Quais Bourbon - Quai de l'Archevèché - Quai aux Fleurs - Quai de l'horloge - Quai de la Monnaie - Quais Molaquay - Quai Voltaire - Quai d'Orsay
[Captions below]: Isle St. Louis - Pont de la Cité, cid. pont rouge - Pantheon Jardin de l'Archevèche - Eglise Metropolitaine de Notredame - Restes de l'Oratoire St. Landry - Marché aux Fleurs - Pont au Change - Tour de 'Horloge du Palais - Tours de la Concierege - Prisons de Palais de Justice - Pont neuf, Rue Dauphine - Hotel des Monnaie - Pont des Arts - Palais de l'Institut - Hotel Bouillon - Rue des St. Peres - Grand hotel Porteriffe - Pont Royal - Hotel des gardes du corps du Roi - Hotel du Ministre des relations exterieure - Palias de la liasons d'hommage - hotel de la Marseilles - Legation Prussienne - Hote Charvost - hotel d'Havre - hotel de Trevise - Hotel de la Tremouille - Hotel de Massena - Chambre des Députées - Pont Louis seize - Hotel des Invalides.
Housed in the original cylindrical wooden drum case with the original wrap-around hand-colored pictorial lithographed title (slightly darkened but complete) with elaborate blind-stamped gilt borders and original printed label on bottom of drum of the renowned Parisian art dealer "Alph: Giroux, Rue de Coq St. Honoré No. 7." on underside. Original ivory top and original wooden pull affixed to end of panorama.
It would appear that the first few inches of the panorama have been lost - just before the Quais Bourbon and Isle St. Louis. There are a few small tears and stains but overall this exceptionally rare and original panorama is in remarkable condition.
Charles Etienne Pierre Motte (1784-1836) French artist and lithographer.
François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (1776–1848) was a Parisian art restorer and ébéniste (cabinet maker). He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century.
Also known as “Merchant of Princes”, Giroux was an important Parisian cabinetmaker and creator of luxury accessories, in various styles, for the French royal family and other aristocratic and noble clientele. In early 1799 his atelier was located at No. 7, rue du Coq Saint -Honoré, then Boulevard des Capucines. “A. GIROUX in PARIS”, it was taken over by the Giroux children and remained active under the name of “Alphonse Giroux et Cie” until 1867.
Quai de Bourbon is located at the western end of Île Saint-Louis . It runs along the Seine from the northern end of rue des Deux-Ponts to the southern end of rue Jean-du-Bellay . It largely includes private mansions, most of which are listed, which have housed many historical personalities, artists and politicians.
Quai d'Orsay is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. It is part of the left bank of the Seine opposite the Place de la Concorde. The Quai becomes the Quai Anatole-France east of the Palais Bourbon, and the Quai Branly west of the Pont de l'Alma. The Quai has historically played an important role in French art as a location to which many artists came to paint along the banks of the river Seine.
Rare: We have been able to locate one other example of this wonderful panorama - at the Getty Research Institute Panorama Collection (Los Angeles, CA, US). "1 print (9 sheets) : lithography, hand colored ; 9.2 x 412 cm rolled to 9.2 x 4.4 cm, container 14.7 x 5.15 cm. The scroll presents a panoramic view of the quays of the Seine from the Ile de la Cité to the Hotel des Invalides, seen from the north bank of the river. Stored on a rolling stick in a cylindrical wooden box. Title from print affixed to box." (http://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21122145050001551).