Auguste Raffet (Paris 1804 - 1860 Genova) : The Small Branch Of The Seine And Notre-Dame, View from the Former Saint-Michel Bridge
Oil on paper laid down on panel
26,4 x 22,5 cm (10 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
Signed and dated in the lower left: Raffet 1832
Provenance: Auguste Bry (Raffet's editor), Paris; then by descendent
Painter, illustrator and lithographer, Auguste Raffet was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1824. Although landscapes are rare in Raffet's works, the present painting is a fortunate witness to how the île Saint-Louis and Notre-Dame appeared in 1832, at the time of the publication of Victor Hugo's famous novel, the Hunchback of Notre Dame(1831).
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