About this artwork
Gouache views of Paris were very popular in the 1780s, and color prints emulating them became highly marketable. This rare proof is one of the most expensive of such views offered at the height of the market, in 1784.
- Charles Melchior Descourtis
- Port St. Bernard
- Made 1783
- Color aquatint with etching and engraving in black ink on cream laid paper
- 405 × 619 mm (image/plate); 486 × 654 mm (sheet)
- Given in memory of William McCallin McKee