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Creation Date



Nantes, France






With frame: 18 1/16 × 20 11/16 × 9/16 in. (46.1 × 52.5 × 1.4 cm)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number



According to Professor Sarah Blick, this print was possibly purchased by Boris Blick from Stagecoach Antiques (now closed) in Akron, Ohio.

Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

Above image, upper center: "LA NORMANDIE ILLUSTRÉE."

Beneath image, lower left: "Lith. Charpentier, Edit. Nates"; lower center, "Fx Benoist, del."; lower right: "Tirpenne, lith. Fig. par J. Gaildrau."

In bottom margin, lower center: "ROUEN, VUE PRISE DU CIMETIÉRE DE BON-SECOURS / [Seine-Infre]"

Rubber stamp on back of frame, lower center: "DENIS CONLEY GALLERY / 754 Kenmore Blvd. / Akron, Ohio 44314 / 330-753-2022"

Creator Biography

Charpentier, French, 1850s– (fl.) (lithographer).

Félix Benoist, French, 1818–1896 (drawer).

Jean Louis Tirpenne, French, 1801–1891 (lithographer).

Jules Gaildrau, French, 1816–1898 (drawer of original).

François Hippolyte Lalaisse, French, 1810 or 1812–1884 (drawer of original).


View of a city from a rural landscape. The land is divided by large river with three bridges spanning it with classical architecture and church spires rising up from the background. Fashionably dressed figures mill around the scene as children play.

The British Museum has a print also labeled “La Normandie Illustrée,” depicting a different image but sharing with this print creators and place of printing (1959,0411.147). According to the information provided on the British Museum website, these prints would have been part of a larger series of lithographs titled La Normandie illustrée - Monuments, sites et costumes de la Seine Inférieure, de l'Eure, du Calvados, de l'Orne et de la Manche. Published in 1852-55 in Nantes, France, the series included 148 plates created by various artists after the views of Félix Benoist and costumes of François Hippolyte Lalaisse.


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