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Monday, 6 December 2021

Georges Bouet’s lithograph, “Mont St Michel, Exterior of the Apse”, 1848

Georges Bouet (aka Georges Adelmard Bouet) 1817–1890

Mont St Michel, Exterior of the Apse” (Mont St. Michel, Extérieur de l’Abside), 1848, plate 10 from the series of twelve (?) lithographs illustrating Édouard Le Héricher's (1812–1890), “L'Histoire du Mont St Michel”, printed in Paris by Auguste Bry (1805–1880) and published in Normandy in 1848 by Auguste Anfray (fl.c.1848).

Lithograph printed in black and tan on heavy wove paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 51.8 x 35.8 cm; (image borderline) 39.2 x 27.6 cm.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “10.”

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (right of centre at lower edge) “G. Bouet.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Dessiné d'après nature et Lith. par G. Bouet.”: (centre) “Librie. Univle. d'Augte. Anfray, rue de la Constitution, N° 2, à Avranches/ Mont St. Michel,/ Extérieur de l’Abside.”; (right) “Imprimé par Auguste Bry, 114, rue du Bac.”

IFF 5 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1959-0411-116.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with margins as published in near pristine condition.

I am selling this large lithograph executed by an artist who specialised in architectural renderings of sites in Normandy, such as this spectacularly luminous view of the chevet of the towering cathedral of Mont Saint Michel, for the total cost of AU$263 (currently US$185.6/EUR164.31/GBP139.77 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this visually arresting lithograph of the awe inspiring magnificence of the island cathedral, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











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