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La Tour de l'horlage (The Clock Tower)
  • Charles Meryon
    1821–1868
    born: Paris, France ; died: Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • La Tour de l'horlage (The Clock Tower), 1852
  • Eaux-Fortes sur Paris (etchings of Paris)
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching, engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 259 x 181 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 500 x 330 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/16 x 7 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 13 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0158
Description
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Black and white image of a building and bridge. There is a bridge across the bottom fourth of the image. There is water in the foreground. In the center and right side there are two arches over the water. There is a boat under the bridge in the arch on the right side. There is a large building in the center of the image. It has a tall rectangular tower on the left side. It has rectangular windows and a gabled roof. There are two cylindrical towers on the right side. They have pointed round roofs with poles on top. The rest of the building is multi-storied with rectangular windows and gabled roofs. The background has white clouds.