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Ruines du Château d'Arlay

Ruins of Arlay Castle
Artist: Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828) Primary
Artist: Godefroy Engelmann (1788 - 1839) Printer
Date: 1827
19th century
Dimensions: 7.8 x 10.04 in. (19.8 x 25.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.239
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From Baron Taylor's Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France, vol. 2. A painter of Romantic landscapes, Bonington spent much of his short life in France and was one of the few English artists to contribute to the Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France. He made this lithograph, depicting a castle in the region of Franche-Comté near the eastern border, after one of Baron Taylor’s own drawings. The printer, Engelmann, developed a special wash technique that allowed him to reproduce Bonington’s subtle tonal effects, such as the fog wreathing the ruins.

Beneath the image, the artist is identified at lower left ("Bonington 1827") and the printer at lower right ("Lith[ographie] de Englemann rue Louis le Grand No. 27 a Paris").


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