19th century etching of an old parisian street by A-P. Martial. Located in the old quarter of Les Halles in Paris, the rue de la Tonnellerie was destroyed to make room for the Baltard pavilions; one end overlooked the church of St. Eustache.
Adolphe Martial Potémont (1827-1883), known as A-P. Martial was a renown french engraver. He was known to use the etching technique, the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design, on which he has written several instruction books. He was fascinated with the city of Paris, and has over 300 different representation of streets and emblematic neighbourhoods of the capital.
His works are displayed in several museums around France, including the Musée Carnavalet and Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
18.15" x 30.7" (46,5 x 78 cm)
Old Paris City Street, 19th Century Large Architecture Etching Print