Underground quarries of Paris
Oil on canvas 60 X 73 cm, accidents well restored in a sober golden baguette of the period 68 X 82 cm.
This incredible and fascinating work, painted around 1860, tells the story of underground Paris. Some 300 km of galleries were dug during the centuries under Paris, linking natural caves and underground quarries, extracted stones used to build churches, monuments …
Whole districts threatening to collapse, it was necessary to consolidate this network from Louis XVI by pharaonic work that continued until today, rebuilding an underground Paris mirror that of the surface, supplemented since by the network of sewers and that of the metro.
Here, the workers deliver blocks, evacuate rubble under the direction of the counter-masters, the immense pillars of retaining now the sky of the quarry.
Signed lower right L. Cazaban. There is indeed a Louis-Joseph Cazaban, painter Carcassonne, but dates after the creation of this painting, maybe it is the work of his father ?
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The embroidered vest
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Putto playing harp
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Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor, diameter 26 cm, mounted in its original gilded frame, a little broken, diameter 31 cm. If Redouté was
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Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor, diameter 26 cm, mounted in its original gilded frame, diameter 31 cm. If Redouté was the greatest
The handsome guy
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Thomas François Cartier 1879 – 1943 Enamelled terracotta with thick gray, brown and green glaze 22 X 10 X 21 cm. The author, a formidable
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Young Berber with tajine
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