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Friday 1 December 2023

Alfred Louis Brunet-Debaines’ etching, “Old Paris: Notre Dame”, c.1880

Alfred Louis Brunet-Debaines (1845–1939)

“Old Paris: Notre Dame”, c.1880, showing a view from the L'Hôtel de Ville de Marseille (The Marseille Town Hall) at the Old Docks ("le quai du Port") as it existed in the 1800s before it was dynamited in 1943 and looking across the Seine to Notre Dame in the distance (my apologies if I have errors in this description), published in London by J.S. Virtue & Co. Ltd.

Etching with pale plate tone printed in a warm black ink on heavy wove paper with wide margins around the image borderline.

Size: (sheet) 31.9 x 23 cm; (image borderline) 22.3 x 15.8 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “A Brunet-Debaines.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (centre) “OLD PARIS – NOTRE DAME./ DRAWN AND ETCHED BY A. BRUENT-DEBAINES./ LONDON: J. S. VIRTUE & CO. LIMITED.”

See a brief description of this print offered by the Cleveland Museum of Art:

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression in pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this remarkably strong etching of Paris looking across the Seine to Notre Dame in the distance, for AU$197 (currently US$131.67/EUR119.14/GBP104.88 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 near faultless impression of a superb etching in pristine/museum quality condition, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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