This is an antique architectural engraving, made by Claude Sauvageot in the 1860s. Façade sur la Cour (front courtyard) - détail d'une porte (detail of a doors) of Hotel de Montescot. The engraving is covered with glass and set in a wooden frame painted in matte silver color. Please note that paper has several age-related discoloration areas, mainly on the right side. Please inspect the pictures carefully.
Dimensions with frame: 16.5" x 13.2" (42 x 33.5 cm).
Dimensions of engraving inside the frame: 13.6" x 10.5" (34.5 x 26.5 cm).
Frame width: 1.5" (4 cm).
With the building boom of the 1860s in Paris, the demands for historically accurate ornament for both the exterior and interior decoration created a market for architectural model books. Claude Sauvageot (1832-1885) was one of the pioneers of this new genre. The featured engraving plaque is from Sauvageot's 4-volume collection 'Palais, Châteaux, Hôtels, Et Maisons De France Du XVe Au XVIIIe Siècle,' published by A. Morel in 1867. We have another engraving from this series, sold separately.
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