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Wednesday 15 September 2021

Lucien Marcelin Gautier’s etching, "L'Hôtel-de-Ville de Marseille”, 1885

Lucien Marcelin Gautier (1850–1925)

L'Hôtel-de-Ville de Marseille”, 1885, from the series of fifteen etchings, “Vues de Marseille” (Beraldi 17–31), printed by François Liénard (fl.c1860s–1880s) and published in Paris in the periodical, “L’Art”.

Etching on buff laid paper (watermarked Arches) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 30 x 43 cm; (approx./soft platemark) 24.7? x 39.7? cm; (image borderline) 21.5 x 37.7 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “L’Art.”; (centre) “Lucien Gautier, del. et sculp./ L'HÔTEL-DE-VILLE DE MARSEILLE.”; (right) “F. Liénard, Imp.”

Beraldi 27 (Henri Beraldi 1887, “Les graveurs du 19e siècle; guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes”, vol. 6, Paris, L Conquet, p. 251, cat. no. 27).

Condition: a richly inked, near faultless impression in almost pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this magnificent and large etching showing a harbour scene in the port of Marseille with the Hôtel de Ville built in the mid-1600s in the distance—it’s the building right-of-centre with a façade of two triangular pediments and the only building in this scene with a grand doorway—for AU$293 in total (currently US$214.72/EUR181.69/GBP155.23 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 historically important and very beautiful 19th century harbour scene showing the Hotel de Ville that houses the offices of Marseille’s mayor and municipal councillors, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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