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Le Ministère de la Marine (The Admiralty)
  • Charles Meryon
    1821–1868
    born: Paris, France ; died: Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Le Ministère de la Marine (The Admiralty), 1865
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 138 x 127 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 530 x 365 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 3/8 x 5 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 7/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift from the John and Ann Talleur Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0168
Description
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Monochromatic image of a cityscape with figures and creatures. There is a large building in the left half of the image. It has a colonnade of fluted Corinthian columns on the end with a cornice above. There are windows on the left side. The bottom third of the building has horizontal lines. There are figures in the foreground. The horizon is very near the bottom of the page. There is an obelisk at lower right with a building behind it with a colonnade on the front. There are flying creatures in the air on the right side of the image. Some look like fish. They have riders on them.