C1831

View taken from the point des Arts.

Nineteenth century engraving of the famous pedestrian bridge Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts which crosses the River Seine in Paris. Constructed between 1082-1804 under Napoleon’s rule, it was the first metal bridge in Paris. In more recent times, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View taken from the point des Arts.

Date:

C1831

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

144mm 
x 88mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 138mm
AUTHENTICITY
View taken from the point des Arts. - Antique View from 1831

Genuine antique
dated:

1831

Description:

Nineteenth century engraving of the famous pedestrian bridge Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts which crosses the River Seine in Paris.

Constructed between 1082-1804 under Napoleon’s rule, it was the first metal bridge in Paris.

In more recent times, the bridge has been subjected to the trend of  tourists attaching padlocks ( love locks) to the bridge as a symbolic romantic gesture and tossing their keys into the Seine.

In less than 10 years there was concern of the weight of the locks damaging the structural integrity of the bridge. By 2015 approximately over a million padlocks were removed.

 

 

Augustus Pugin (1812 - 1851)

Pugin was an English architect, designer, artist and critic who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. His work culminated in designing the interior of the Palace of Westminster in Westminster, London, England, and its iconic clock tower, later renamed the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the bell known as Big Ben. Pugin designed many churches in England, and some in Ireland and Australia.

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